ACTIVE SEARCH PA - Linda Stoltzfoos, 18, Bird-in-Hand, Lancaster County, 21 June 2020

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  1. TTF14

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    mom2four717 Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad to see this has a thread!
     
  3. FL Wannabe

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    Story also carried by WGAL online, but I can’t bring the link over - sorry.

    google tells me the population of her hometown is 402, so it’s likely she’s known by most families there. I do find it odd that she seemed to be going to or coming from church alone....

    How many young persons her age go into the world, to experience things outside the Amish community?
     
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    swanniee11 Well-Known Member

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    meanmaryjean Verified RN (Pediatrics Specialty)

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    More likely Mennonite. Amish do not allow themselves to be photographed.
     
  6. 24Roses

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    WGAL News Channel 8 Susquehanna Valley, Pa. There are comments under the pinned post about her missing suggesting she is Amish. IMO-the comments seem reliable. IMO-Depending if Linda or her friends are not baptized yet and still in rumspringa, they could have cell phones and the picture could be from there.
     
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    JerseyGirl Staff Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    East Lampeter Township Police issued the following missing person advisory:

    "On Sunday 6/21/2020, Linda Stoltzfus (18 year old / white female / 5'10" approximately 125 lbs.) failed to return home after a church service and is considered a missing person.

    She was last observed on a farm on Stumptown Road (Bird-In-Hand) wearing a tan dress, white apron and white cape.

    Anyone with information is requested to contact East Lampeter Township Police Department at 717 291-4676."

    You can also submit a tip here.
     
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    Wonder if she willingly left to escape her life as Amish.
     
  11. Jo in Calif

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    Seems the title has the spelling of her last name wrong.
    Stoltzfoos
     
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    The family / community seem to have lots of people searching already and from their FB page they seem very accepting of any help from volunteers.

    Praying this means she will be found safe and soon.

    MOO
     
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    I lived in Lancaster County, she looks Amish. I am concerned for this young lady.
     
  14. JerseyGirl

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    Amish Girl Missing - Linda Stoltzfoos

    1/2 hour ago:
    Anyone who would like to volunteer in any way, please report to Bird-in-Hand Fire Company.

    313 Enterprise Dr, Bird in Hand, PA 17505
     
  15. TTF14

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    She really shouldn't have to sneak away for that, though. Amish kids are allowed to do this via what they call Rumspringa.
     
  16. TTF14

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    A comment on the FB group makes it seem like this would be unlikely. The word "timid" was also used to describe her.
     
  17. mom2four717

    mom2four717 Well-Known Member

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    I have us a friend who knows Linda and her family personally. I have encouraged her to come join us as a VI.
     
  18. JerseyGirl

    JerseyGirl Staff Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    Updates from the FB group:

    The police, detectives, and other first responders are all involved.

    Search will continue today until 9PM ..... The weather is hot, volunteers continue pushing hard in the search for Linda. We welcome more volunteers for today's search.
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2020
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  20. mom2four717

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    Linda is getting a tremendous amount of press. So Great!
    Holding her in the light.
     

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