Pennsylvania Man Arrested and Charged In Connection to Missing Amish Teen

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.

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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.

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