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Prosecutor: NY Amish girls found safe spoke to police

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Mary Rain Mary Rain
Sheriff Kevin Wells Sheriff Kevin Wells
OSWEGATCHIE, N.Y. - The two Amish girls abducted from Northern New York are home safe and sound, and police are searching for the people who took them.

Delila Miller, 7, and Fannie Miller, 12, vanished Wednesday evening after a car pulled up to their family's farm stand in Oswegatchie.

A little more than 24-hours later, authorities say the girls were dropped off unharmed at a home in Richville, about 15 miles away.

"The children seem to be healthy, a little wet and cold. They were dropped off in a residential area in Richfield. The children walked up to a home and knocked on the door of a stranger. The stranger brought them home to their house and the police were there waiting," St. Lawrence County District Attorney Mary Rain said.

Rain said the sisters gave investigators information she hopes will soon lead to an arrest, but she can't comment on what happened to the girls after they vanished. She said she doesn't want to compromise future prosecution.

"There's bad people out there who we are going to catch and we are going to take into custody. So, this investigation is still ongoing. Yes, we're celebrating because the girls are safe, but we still have a lot of work to do," St. Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin Wells said.

Investigators believe more than one person was involved in the kidnapping. It's still unclear whether the girl's actually escaped or were set free.

Rain says the incident has left the peaceful rural community feeling vulnerable.
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