PA police find human remains during search for missing Amish woman

 PA police find human remains during search for missing Amish woman

Human remains were found during a search for an Amish teen who vanished while walking home from church in Pennsylvania last year, according to a report.

Police made the grisly discovery in a rural section of eastern Lancaster County while searching for 18-year-old Linda Stoltzfoos, FBI officials and state cops told FOX 43.

Police made the grisly discovery in a rural section of eastern Lancaster County.
Police made the grisly discovery in a rural section of eastern Lancaster County in Pennsylvania.
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The area was “forensically processed” and a coroner will conduct an autopsy to determine if the remains belong to Stoltzfoos, officials told the outlet.

The Stoltzfoos family have been notified by police about the discovery, according to the UK Sun.

Justo Smoker, who was arrested on kidnapping and imprisonment charges related to Stoltzfoos' disappearance.
Justo Smoker was arrested on kidnapping and imprisonment charges related to Linda Stoltzfoos’ disappearance.
Lancaster County District Attorney

Stoltzfoos was last seen walking to her family’s farm from a church service on June 21, and was reported missing the next day.

Investigators later arrested Justo Smoker, 35, of Paradise, on kidnapping and false imprisonment charges in connection to her disappearance.

Authorities said they have reason to believe Stoltzfoos was “harmed” after being abducted, and he was hit with homicide charges in December.

But Stoltzfoos‘ whereabouts or possible remains have remained unknown despite a search that’s lasted more than 15,000 hours, officials said.

It could now take weeks for the coroner to determine if the remains belong to Stoltzfoos.