Amber Alert: Two Girls Abducted From Heuvelton Area
This is our story from early Thursday morning. See our story from later that morning as a search was getting underway.
An amber alert was issued after two girls were abducted from the Heuvelton area Wednesday evening.
"We're canvassing different areas, following different leads, looking for the public's assistance," St. Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin Wells told 7 News late Wednesday night.
"All the county areas around us have been notified."
The girls are Amish - one is six years old and the other 12.
The six year old is Delila Miller, with brown hair, brown eyes and weighing about 50 pounds. She's roughly four feet tall, and was wearing a dark blue dress with a blue apron and black bonnet.
She has a round scar on her forehead and is missing front teeth.
The 12 year old is Fannie Miller. She has brown hair and eyes. She's five feet tall and weighs about 90 pounds. She was wearing a dark blue dress with a blue apron and black bonnet. She is crosseyed.
The girls were put into the back of a small white, four door car. The incident happened at the Miller family farm on Mount Alone Road, Heuvelton at about 7:20 pm. The family was in the barn milking, and the two girls left the barn to go to the family's roadside vegetable stand, because they believed a customer was there.
That's when the abduction apparently took place. The information about the white car came from a passing Amish, who told investigators he saw a white vehicle by the stand at about the time the abduction took place.
A witness saw the pssenger of the car throw something in back, then get in the back seat.
7 News reporter Diana Page Jordan, on scene early Thursday morning, said she saw investigators place a protective covering over tire tracks on Mount Alone Road. Jordan was told investigators were going through sex offender records for the area.
The St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, state police and the Border Patrol were all investigating Wednesday night, and road blocks were set up. A state police forensics unit has been called in, as has a K9 unit.
"It's a scant trail," Undersheriff Scott Bonno said. "We don't have a lot of good leads, but you begin to utilize logic. We're going to start looking at sex offenders in the community, just to eliminate them as suspects, if nothing else."
A command post was set up at the Heuvelton fire department.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's department at 379-2222 or 9-1-1.
Monday, December 22, 2014, Watertown, NY
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