34-year-old Justo Smoker has been charged with felony kidnapping and misdemeanor false imprisonment after an 18-year-old Amish girl went missing on Father’s Day.
Smoker became a person of interest after numerous witnesses reported “seeing an Amish female in the passenger seat of a [red/orange] vehicle driven by a male.” Their “descriptions of the drivers and the vehicle are consistent with Smoker and his vehicle,” the East Lampeter Township Police Department said in a press release.
On June 21, Linda Stolzfoos was reported missing by her father as she never returned home from her church youth group.
Later, It was confirmed that she never made it the gathering.
Video surveillance shows Stolzfoos walking on Beechdale Road, a road she would have taken to get to and from the church. The footage also shows the red Kia Rio involved in her abduction — a car that matches Smokers along with identical bumper stickers.
Investigators believe that Stolzfoos was likely harmed during her abduction.
During a search for the girl, articles of clothing, that are believed to have belonged to Stolzfoos, were found buried in a wooden area. She has yet to be found.
The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for any information involving the case.
Smoker is ineligible for bail due to this being an ongoing investigation along with the nature of the charges.