18-year-old Linda Stoltzfoos went missing Sunday after failing to come home after church. Police believe she “may be at risk for harm or injury.” From WGAL:
BIRD IN HAND, Pa. — Police in Lancaster County are looking for a missing 18-year-old woman, who was last seen on Sunday.
East Lampeter Township Police issued the following missing person advisory:
“On Sunday 6/21/2020, Linda Stoltzfoos (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.”
Searchers have been looking for Linda since 8:30 AM today, and will continue to do so until dark. Police believe there is no reason to think she wanted to leave, and didn’t tell anyone about going anywhere, which makes this more concerning.
Police originally asked for volunteer help but have gotten so many they apparently have enough. Also: “Authorities are asking people not to search on their own or go to Stoltzfoos’ house.”
Update: As of Tuesday midday, there is not a lot of new information. Searching continues for a second day. The search on its second day will now be carried out by “dedicated trained search teams” only (via the search Facebook page).
Lancaster Online reports that “well over 100 people are out searching as of noon,” and that “Search parties are using K9s that specialize in ground scent and air scent, licensed aerial drone operators and multiple horses. People are also searching in the water and on foot.”