Two missing Amish girls have turned up safe about 24 hours after they were apparently abducted from their family's roadside farm stand, authorities in northern New York State are saying.
The girls, 7 and 12, turned up cold and wet but unharmed at a home in Richville, N.Y., about 13 miles from where they vanished, St. Lawrence County District Attorney Mary Rain said.
Fannie Miller, 12, and Delila Miller, 7, vanished after apparently being abducted by two people driving a small white sedan who pulled up to the family's roadside vegetable stand in Oswegatchie, N.Y.
The girls approached the vehicle, according to earlier reports, and a witness reported seeing the passenger in the sedan throw something in the back seat of the vehicle, WSYR-TV reported.
The two girls were apparently tending the stand while the rest of the family was in the barn milking, WWNY-TV reported.
"We're going to start looking at sex offenders in the community, just to eliminate them as suspects, if nothing else," Undersheriff Scott Bonno told WWNY-TV.
The St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office issued an AMBER alert for the girls, who were both wearing dark blues dresses with blue apron and black bonnets.
Oswegatchie, with a populaton of just over 4,000 people, is about 95 miles northeast of Syracuse near the Canadian border.