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Amish girls found alive, investigation continues

By WKTV News

Two Amish girls who went missing in the rural northern New York town of Oswegatchie were found alive late Thursday after nearly a day of frantic searching, St. Lawrence County District Attorney Mary E. Rain said.

The girls — Fannie Miller, 12, and Delila Miller, 6 — were dropped off at a stranger's home in Richville, N.Y.

They disappeared Wednesday after going to their family's roadside vegetable stand to wait on a customer in a white, four-door sedan at about 7:20 p.m. Wednesday. That’s where they were last seen before Thursday evening.

St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office Undersheriff Scott Bonno told NBC affiliate WPTZ nearly 50 officers had searched for the girls after they disappeared late Wednesday.

St. Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin White said earlier Thursday that it was a "very strong possibility" that the girls had been abducted, and that divers were searching the Oswegatchie River to "rule everything out."

Oswegatchie, near the Canadian border, has a population of just under 4,400, according to the 2010 Census

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