An 18 year old girl, Linda Stoltzfoos, did not return home from church on Sunday June 21, 2020.
PA State Police put out the following statement: LANCASTER COUNTY: Missing Endangered Person Advisory. The East Lampeter Township Police Department is searching for Linda Stoltzfoos, 18. She is 5’10”, 125 lbs., with brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen on June 21 at 12:30 p.m. on Stumptown Road, Upper Leacock Township. She was wearing a tan dress, a white apron, and white cap. Police believe this person may be at special risk of harm or injury. Anyone with information on Stoltzfoos should contact police immediately by calling 911 or The East Lampeter Township Police Department at 717-291-4676.
The following update was put up on the Facebook page for Linda 35 minute ago, at 3:12pm, Monday June 22:
Search Update: They are still welcoming any volunteers. Volunteers on Horseback and ATV’s are welcome. Please report to the Bird-in-Hand Firehall if you are willing and able to help. 313 Enterprise Dr, Bird in Hand, PA 17505.
The search will continue today until 9PM
For those of us who left the Conservative Anabaptist setting and ‘disappeared’ for a time, it can be challenging to respond to these cases. I left a home with abuse and violence and didn’t want to be found for a time. I find myself processing missing person cases through that lens, and I know many others do as well. However, with the recent tragic outcome with Sasha Kraus, from The Nationwide Fellowship church in Farmington NM, I am compelled to actively share. If I had been in danger, I would have prayed that someone would search for me until I was found. I encourage you to share as well and create awareness. The more people who are aware, the more likely she will be found.
Pray for Linda, and pray for her family as this is very traumatic for them. Pray also for her church and friends, and the broader Amish community. She is the daughter of Lloyd and Susie Stoltzfoos, of Bird in Hand PA.
My prayer is that Linda will be found, safe and sound, and that God’s grace will carry her loved ones through this difficult time.
~ T ~
this is close to me. It is highly unlikely that she left of her own choosing.
Her stated intention was to walk home from church and then walk to the youth gathering. There are signs that she never reached home. If she intended to run away most likely she would have gone home first and left from there. She knew her parents were not home.
Thank you for this, Rosanna. That was my ‘sense’ but nothing to base it on. I appreciate you sharing.
I’m so sorry to here that that is sad I will pray for her my niece was missing and we found her so don’t give up good blessed you and your family
I am so glad your niece was found! Thank you for sharing that hope I’m thais current situation. And thank you for praying.