Police are asking travelers in area where Amish woman disappeared in Lancaster County for help in their search

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East Lampeter Township Police are asking anyone who may have been traveling on the roads near where Linda Stoltzfoos was last seen on June 21 to call them. Author: Keith Schweigert (FOX43), Harri Leigh (FOX43) Published: 8:49 PM EDT June 29, 2020

BIRD IN HAND, Pa. — As they continue to search for an 18-year-old Amish woman who went missing on June 21, police in Lancaster County are seeking help from any bikers, drivers, or walkers who may have been in the area at the time she disappeared.

“The idea or the point behind people contacting the police is to allow us to speak to them in case there were any sort of suspicious activities or things that they may have observed that they may not have initially thought were important,” said Lt. Matthew Hess of the East Lampeter Township Police Department. null

Linda Stoltzfoos was last seen at church services at a farm on Stumptown Road near Bird-in-Hand on the morning of Sunday, June 21, according to East Lampeter Township Police. She never returned home.

The search for her has entered its second week.

Stoltzfus is described as a white woman, about 5 feet, 10 inches tall and 125 pounds. She was wearing a tan dress, white apron, and a white cape, police say.

Police are asking anyone who may have been traveling on the following roads between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on June 21 to contact them at (717) 291-4676:

  • Mill Creek School Road
  • Stumptown Road
  • Gibbons Road
  • Beechdale Road
  • Millcreek Road

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4 comments on “Police are asking travelers in area where Amish woman disappeared in Lancaster County for help in their search

      • I thought they were forced to stay Amish? The only time to elope would be on your way to or from church, if you were Amish, I would think (though you certainly know more than me). If that’s the case, I hope she has chosen better than my great-grandmother who chose a good-looking but wicked man who left her pregnant during winter and disappeared into the frontier. She died very young. 18 is an age to elope or to be kidnapped. Maybe she eloped with an Amish boy. 🙂

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        • In the Amish community when they turn 18 years old, they let them live among the English ( what they call us) for 2 weeks usually they take the train to Philadelphia at the end of two weeks they have to make a choice whether they going to stay with the Amish community or go out and live among the English and if they do they’re shunned by their Amish community. If she wanted to get married to an Amish boy she would not have to run away, and if she came back but she fell in love with non Amish boy she wouldn’t bother going to church she just would have left, because she would have been shunned by the Amish community, if she became pregnant out of wedlock she would have been shunned by the Amish community forever. If she just ran away and then changed her mind and wanted to come back, she could come back if the elders okayed her return.

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