FBI offering up to $10,000 for information on missing Amish teen


LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the recovery of Linda Stoltzfoos, an 18-year-old Amish girl who disappeared in June.

Stoltzfoos was last seen leaving church at a farm on Stumptown Road on June 21.

Missing person posters with Stoltzfoos’ picture can be seen all over the midstate. One of the posters is at Labadie Looms in Bird-In-Hand.

“Hopefully someone has their memory jogged,” Donna Beaver, who owns Labadie Looms, said.

Beaver told ABC 27 News that she’s paid close attention to the mystery.

“It’s just out of character,” Beaver said.

After Stoltzfoos disappeared there were several large scale searches to try and find her, but the searches never gave police clues as to what happened.

On Friday East Lampeter Township Police said they still can’t say whether Stoltzfoos left on her own or if something criminal may have happened.

The FBI says they’re offering a reward for Stoltzfoos’ recovery and the arrest of whoever is responsible for her disappearance.

“That is the right track to go at this point,” Beaver commented. “I don’t think at this stage that she has just runaway.”

According to a statement from the FBI the reward is a resource to help solve the case.

Beaver told ABC 27 News that she hopes Stoltzfoos is found soon.

“I’m looking at this as her mother is probably looking at this,” Beaver said. “How could you want to lose hope?”

Stoltzfoos is described as 5’10, 125 pounds.

East Lampeter Township police is asking anyone who may have seen her to call them at 717-291-4676. You can also leave tips through the FBI’s online tip website.

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