Police officials are maintaining a command post at the Heuvelton Fire Station on State Street as the hunt continues for two Amish girls missing since early last evening.
New York Amber Alert says the taking of the two girls, Fannie Miller, 12, and Delila Miller, 6, is confirmed as an abduction.
Authorities investigating the abduction, which occurred on State Hwy. 812 in the Town of Oswegatchie at about 7:20 p.m. Wednesday, said they were taken when the two girls went to a roadside stand to wait on a customer in a small white 4-door sedan. A witness reportedly saw a passenger from the vehicle throw something in back then get in back seat, and when the vehicle left the scene the girls were gone.
The two girls are white females, both dressed in dark blue dresses with blue aprons and black bonnet.
Fannie Miller is about 12 years old with brown hair and brown eyes. She is about 5 feet tall and weighs about 90 pounds. She is said to be cross-eyed.
Delila Miller is about 6 years old with brown hair and brown eyes. She is about 4 feet tall and weighs about 50 pounds. She has a round scar on her forehead and is missing front teeth.
The vehicle they are believed to have been taken away in is a small white 4-door sedan. The witness apparently did not get a license plate number.
Personnel from numerous police agencies were making road checks in the area.
Anyone with any information on this abduction or who was traveling on State Rt. 812 near Alone Road at about 7 p.m. Wednesday who might have seen anything of concern is asked to contact the county Sheriff’s Office at 379-2222 or (866)N Y S-AMBER, or dial 911 to provide information on a report or sighting.
The St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department is getting help from the New York State Police, U.S. Border Patrol, police departments in Ogdensburg, Potsdam, Gouverneur, and Canton, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, state parole officers and the U.S. Customs Service.