The FBI got involved in the Linda Stoltzfoos search last week. It was not said exactly what they were doing in the case. One of their tasks has now been revealed – they’ve created a “composite photo” showing what Linda might look like with an “English” appearance:
They’ve basically simulated an image of Linda with her hair down and wearing non-Amish clothing. You can see why the FBI created the composite. Composite photos can be helpful if a person’s appearance could have changed, either due to intentionally changing it, or simply due to aging. A photo like this might be useful if, despite general belief, Linda did leave of her own free will from her family and community. Or if she has been kidnapped and made to wear English clothing.
For that matter, I’ve only seen the one photo of Linda. Perhaps it’s the only one, or just the best quality one. Here’s the FBI Missing Person poster for Linda (view large size here):
Meanwhile, though authorities began winding up involvement leading physical searches last week, members of the Amish community have continued looking for Linda, including in a creek area.
Authorities are still saying that nothing has been ruled out, but that they have no evidence of foul play. It’s now been 11 days since Linda’s disappearance.
Anyone with information is requested to call the East Lampeter Township Police Department at 717-291-4676. If you happened to be on any of these five Lancaster County roads on June 21, please contact police. You can also contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324), or submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov.