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Authorities continue investigating disappearance of Amish girls

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Updated: 8/15 2:53 pm
OSWEGATCHIE, N.Y. - Investigators believe there may be more than one person involved in the abduction of the two Amish girls. 

Police are still trying to fill in the 24-hour gap of when the girls were reported missing to when they were found.

According to authorities, seven-year-old Delila Miller and 12-year-old Fanny Miller were waiting on a customer at the family's roadside stand Wednesday night in the town on Oswegatchie. A witness says they saw someone put something in the backseat of a car and when the vehicle drove away, a witness told police the children were gone.

Officials say the girls were dropped off in the town of Richville, which is near the Canadian border, about 15 miles from where the girls were abducted. 

The St. Lawrence County District Attorney's Office says the girls turned up unharmed Thursday evening at a home where they went to ask for help. 

Police say the search for the girls was a complicated one because law enforcement did not have any photos of the girls since the Amish way of life does not allow for photography. However, the girls' family agreed to work with a sketch artist. Despite the cultural difference, officials say the community rallied together to find the missing girls. 

The girls are reunited with their family on Friday. The DA says the girls seem to be healthy. 

The investigation is now in the hands of the St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office.  
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