Human remains found in search of missing Amish woman, 18, in PA

Pennsylvania

The young woman was last seen walking home from church last summer when she disappeared

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LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – Authorities have announced the recovery of human remains during a search related to the disappearance of a young Amish woman in Pennsylvania last summer.

The Lancaster County district attorney’s office says the remains were found in a rural area as part of a search related to the June 2020 disappearance of 18-year-old Linda Stoltzfoos.

The county coroner’s office was called to the scene and will make a formal identification and determine the cause and manner of death.

Stoltzfoos was last seen walking home from church in the Bird-in-Hand area when she disappeared.

Thirty-five-year-old Justo Smoker, of Paradise, is charged with homicide and kidnapping.

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