Man accused of kidnapping Linda Stoltzfoos in police custody; Stoltzfoos still missing

Linda’s whereabouts remain unknown but police say they have reason to believe she was harmed after her abduction. Author: Bianca Garcia (FOX43) Published: 4:31 PM EDT July 11, 2020

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — Police say a Paradise man has been taken into custody regarding the disappearance of an 18-year-old Amish woman in Lancaster County.

Justo Smoker, 34, was taken into custody on Friday night at his place of employment, police say. He has been charged with felony kidnapping and misdemeanor false imprisonment.

According to officials, Linda Stoltzfoos’ whereabouts remain unknown and investigators are actively working to determine what happened to her after she was taken. Police say they have reason to believe she was harmed following her abduction.

On Friday evening, investigators searched a rural area in Ronks, where they thought Stoltzfoos might have been kidnapped. They found articles of clothing believed to be hers buried in a wooded area.

Smoker’s vehicle, a red Kia Rio sedan with a distinct “LCM” sticker on the trunk, was seen parked in the rural area on June 23, according to the police release.

Police say Smoker became a person of interest in the kidnapping after they received tips about a red/orange vehicle seen in the Gap area on the afternoon of Stoltzfoos’ abduction.

Multiple witnesses in the area also told police they had seen an Amish woman in the passenger seat of a vehicle driven by a man, with the vehicle and driver’s description matching Smoker.

Investigators reveal they obtained surveillance footage that showed Stoltzfoos’ abduction on Beechdale Road, which she would have taken on her walk back home from church, involving a red Kia Rio. Suspect’s vehicle Lancaster County DA’s Office

Stoltzfoos’ father reported her missing on June 21 after she didn’t return home after a youth group meeting she was supposed to have attended, according to police. Investigators confirmed that she never made it to the meeting.

Police also said during their investigation they found nothing that indicated that Stoltzfoos was unhappy or wanted to leave her community.

Investigators say they currently do not plan on answering questions but will be providing updates during the continued search for Stoltzfoos. 

Smoker is currently in Lancaster County Prison and has been denied bail by the district judge based on the nature of his charges.

Detectives asking anyone who might have seen Smoker or his red Kia Rio sedan, around the time Stoltzfoos was abducted and in the days after, to contact police at 717-291-4676.

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Dishonesty is a Biden Family Trait: Hunter Still Holds 10% in Chinese Company

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The court of public opinion is starting to understand the danger China presents to the world. Most recently, their inconsistencies, lies, and murder in relation to the origins and spreading of COVID-19 has proven the Communist country to be unreliable at best. What most people don’t know, however, is how much Hunter Biden benefitted in his business dealings with China when his father was the Vice President. Being a darling Democrat means the mainstream media keeps your skeletons in your closet, well, in your closet.

Hunter Biden still owns a 10% ownership stake in the company through his LLC

Hunter Biden’s irrational employment with Ukraine’s energy company has been front and center, but his relationship with a Chinese private equity firm BHR Partners deserves just as much attention. Most notably, it is concerning because Biden still owns 10% of the Chinese company during an election year in which his father is attempting to be the next President of the United States.

Hunter Biden began “serving as an unpaid member of BHR’s board when it was founded in 2013, and in October 2017 he obtained his equity stake in the firm with a $420,000 investment, according to a statement issued by his lawyer, George Mesires, in October of 2019” reported The Daily Caller.

Presidential candidate Joe Biden received scrutiny for his son’s involvement in Ukraine and Chinese companies. Hunter pledged to relinquish his position. However, the Daily Caller found that the junior Biden did not submit his paperwork until “more than six months after he pledged to relinquish his position with the firm ‘on or by October 31,’ according to Qixinbao and Baidu, two independent services that provide registration information on Chinese corporations based on NCIPS filings.”

The timeline of dishonesty continues. “BHR’s business records with the NCIPS were updated on April 20 to reflect Hunter Biden’s departure from its board less than one week after the Daily Caller News Foundation reported on April 14 that his name was still listed as a member of the firm’s board at the time and that no evidence had yet surfaced to prove that Biden had actually relinquished his position with the company.”

April itself was a few months ago, and Hunter Biden still owns a 10% ownership stake in the company through his LLC reports Daily Caller. The Chinese business “records also show that Hunter Biden continues to hold a 10% equity stake in BHR through his company, Skaneateles LLC, as of Friday, a position he maintains despite a pledge in December from his father, former Vice President Joe Biden, that none of his family members would ‘be engaged in any foreign business’ if he is elected president in November.”

Hunter’s attorney has refused “multiple requests by the DCNF for a copy of Hunter Biden’s actual letter of resignation from the firm’s board.” The Biden campaign also was silent when asked if the presidential hopeful will “call on his son to relinquish his equity stake in the Chinese private equity firm.”

VERIFY: No, facemasks don’t contain harmful ‘5G antennas’ | verify

A viral video claims the metal wire in medical masks actually has a sinister purpose. Author: VERIFY, Jason Puckett (TEGNA), David Tregde, Linda S. Johnson Published: 7:47 PM EDT July 10, 2020


Viewer Doreen C. sent the VERIFY team a viral video of a woman cutting open a face mask and pulling out the metal strip that fits around the nose. She says that the strip is actually a 5G antenna and is “made to kill everybody” as part of a government plot. But is that true?


Are 5G antennas in the metal strips inside face masks? null


No. Decades old patents show that wire strips have been part of face masks since before 1G cellular technology was even in use. The strips are meant to be bendable so that wearers can have them fit more snugly around their nose.


Masks have deviated little since at least the early 1970s. That’s when this patent for a surgical face mask was filed and approved.

It contained a “flexible nose strip” made of wire which could be “shaped to form compound curves.”

Modern documents about masks explain that the wire strips still serve the same purpose today.

In a post last month sharing guidance on using masks, the Illinois Department of Public Health wrote that the wire is meant to be “sewn or built into the mask” to “help it conform to the bridge of your nose.” VERIFY

The concern about 5G is that while faster, its waves don’t travel as far as those of 4G, meaning that more transmitters would have to be in place to keep up signal strength. And predictions are that they may become as common in the everyday scenery as “lampposts and graffiti,” ZDNet says.

Some worry about the possibility of cancer or other health problems from the additional transmitters as well the 5G signal itself. As for the 5G antenna, it and the parts needed for it to function wouldn’t fit on something as small as the metal strip inside a face mask, experts say.

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Although the World Health Organization cautions that only a few studies have been done on 5G, it says that as frequency increases, “there is less penetration into the body tissues and absorption of the energy becomes more confined to the surface of the body (skin and eye). Provided that the overall exposure remains below international guidelines, no consequences for public health are anticipated.” null

The WHO sees little danger from 5G. “No adverse health effect has been causally linked with exposure to wireless technologies,” it says. “Health-related conclusions are drawn from studies performed across the entire radio spectrum but, so far, only a few studies have been carried out at the frequencies to be used by 5G.”

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