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In rural Pennsylvania, police are looking for an Amish teenager Linda Stoltzfoos who disappeared on Sunday after leaving the church.
LANCASTER COUNTY: Missing Endangered Person Advisory. East Lampeter Twp. PD is searching for Linda Stoltzfoos, 18; 5’10”, 125 lbs., brown hair, blue eyes; last seen on June 21 at 12:30 p.m., Stumptown Road, Upper Leacock Twp; tan dress, white apron, white cap. Call 911 if seen. pic.twitter.com/x4zK0Ridsr
— PA State Police (@PAStatePolice) June 22, 2020
Linda Stoltzfoos Age
She is 18 years old.
Linda Stoltzfoos never came home from her job
Linda Stoltzfoos never came home from her job in East Lampeter County, Lancaster County.
Lancaster County is the oldest Amish community in North America and one of the two largest Amish settlements in the country.
She was last seen on a farm on Stumptown Road, in the community known as Bird-In-Hand, wearing a beige dress, white apron and white cloak.
“There is no reason to believe that she wants to leave,” said officer Matt Hess of the East Lampeter Township Police Department.
“ She didn’t tell anyone she wanted to go on a trip, so it’s very unusual for Linda to do that.
“So it changed the circumstances in the sense that there were no pre-planned events and no reason why that shouldn’t happen.”
The city is known for its large Amish community, and tourists come to visit the Amish Village Heritage Museum.
Pennsylvania and Ohio have the highest concentration of Amish communities, with 50 Amish groups in each state.
Community members started looking for Stoltzfoos at 8:30 am on Monday and continued the night.
Volunteers appeared to search for the missing young woman
Hundreds of volunteers appeared to search for the missing young woman, according to a Facebook page that details the search efforts and includes photos and videos of the scene.
For hours, volunteers searched for Stoltzfoos in fields and streams. The roads in Upper Leacock County were closed as authorities roamed the streets.
In the evening, 15 horses accompanied by horsemen were sent to assist in the search for Stoltzfoos.
A vigil was held for her late Monday evening and 100 people gathered for about an hour to pray, cry and sing outdoors.
The Pennsylvania Amish are known to be individuals who believe that God has called them to a simple life of faith, discipline, dedication and humility.
Fleeing technology, they believe that the Amish religion should be practiced, not exposed and translated into everyday life, rather than focusing on tangible symbols or complicated religious rituals.