Linda Stoltzfoos Wiki – Linda Stoltzfoos Bio
Linda Stoltzfoos, the Amish woman who has been missing since June 21, 2020. Human remains have been found in a rural area of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, during a search related to the disappearance of Stoltzfoos.
She was 18-year-old.
Linda Stoltzfoos Missing
Linda was last seen around 12:30 p.m. on June 21, 2020, in the area of Bird-in-Hand, East Lampeter Township, while walking home from church, Lieutenant Matt Hess told Dateline just days after Linda vanished. When Linda didn’t make it to her youth group later that evening, her parents became concerned and called the police.
The FBI, East Lampeter Township Police Department, and Pennsylvania State Police found the remains on Wednesday while searching for 18-year-old Linda Stoltzfoos. Investigators did not specify the exact location where they were found but said they were discovered in a rural area in the eastern part of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
The scene will be processed, and the remains will be released to the Lancaster County Coroner for official identification and a cause of death. Police also said they notified members of Stoltzfoos’ family.
Stoltzfoos went missing back on June 21, 2020, after being kidnapped on Beechdale Road in Bird-in-Hand, East Lampeter Township, while walking home from church.
Justo Smoker Arrested
A month after her disappearance, Justo Smoker, 35, was arrested and charged with kidnapping and misdemeanor false imprisonment.
Smoker was later charged with homicide in December 2020 after prosecutors alleged that the passing of time and “complete cessation of all routine activities” led to the conclusion that Stoltzfoos had died and that Smoker caused her death.
According to the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office, the Stoltzfoos family has been notified of this update and asks that the family be given privacy during this difficult time.
A statement was posted to the Facebook Page Amish Girl Missing – Linda Stoltzfoos on Wednesday that read, “Thank you for all your prayers and support to help bring Linda home.
At this time, We regret to inform you that her body has been found. Please continue to keep the family in your prayers as they grieve. The PO box is still open to letters of encouragement and support.”