Amish sisters abducted near Heuvelton returned home safely after massive search, law enforcement focused on finding suspects
HEUVELTON – The search for two Amish sisters who were apparently abducted Wednesday has ended safely, but law enforcement officers are still working to find the suspects.
St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s office confirmed Delila and Fannie Miller were returned safely sometime Thursday evening, following a massive search that included divers, K-9 units, road patrols, fire departments and aerial surveillance.The sisters were apparently dropped off in a residential area in Richville and fled to a nearby home. A man then brought the girls home, according to the sheriff’s office.
Although the girls have been reunited with their family, a full investigation into the incident is still underway.
According to reports from WWNY, sheriff’s deputies are now looking for a red Dodge Caliber.
A press release from the sheriff’s department is expected later today.
St. Lawrence County Legislative Chairman Jonathan Putney credited police and the community for the successful search.
“Our law enforcement and volunteer community’s efforts to protect our most vulnerable citizens have produced tremendous results today. I would like to extend a special thanks to our Sheriff Kevin Wells and his staff. I have heard of numerous reports of all parties working together seamlessly to achieve this positive result,” he said.
"Clearly a lot of people’s prayers have been answered with the girls being found alive. Media reports indicate that the suspects involved are still at large. Efforts are well underway to apprehend the individuals responsible. When they are caught, it is my hope that our faith in the criminal justice system is also upheld. On behalf of the Board of Legislators I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all involved in this miraculous outcome.”