Linda Stoltzfoos

Linda Stoltzfoos

Editor's Note: Police initially misspelled the missing woman's last name. Her name is Linda Stoltzfoos. 

A search for a missing Upper Leacock Township 18-year-old continued Tuesday after the woman never returned home from church on Sunday. 

Linda Stoltzfoos, 18, was last seen at a farm on Stumptown Road in Bird-in-Hand wearing a tan dress, white apron and a white cape, according to East Lampeter Township police.

Stoltzfoos is white, approximately 5’10” and weighs 125 lbs.

Authorities continued the search Tuesday morning, staging near Enterprise Drive and Old Philadelphia Pike, according to Lancaster County-Wide Communications. 

Monday's search for Stoltzfoos began around 8:30 a.m. and continued into the evening. Hundreds of volunteers showed up to search for the missing young woman, according to a Facebook page that details search efforts and includes photos and videos from the scene.

For hours, volunteers searched through fields and streams for Stoltzfoos. Roads in Upper Leacock Township were closed while authorities scoured the streets. 

Around 6:30 p.m., 15 horses with riders were dispatched to help search for Stoltzfoos. 

A vigil was hosted at 7:45 p.m. along North Ronks Road. About 100 people gathered for about an hour to pray, cry and sing in the open field. 

"You know what is going on," one man prayed. "Today we declare you are good, and you are God." 

Another man pointed at the vibrant sunset and said it was a sign from God. Dark, threatening clouds had loomed over the field earlier in the evening. 

"God is good," he said. 

Anyone with information on Stoltzfoos’s whereabouts is asked to contact East Lampeter Township police at 717 291-4676 or submit a tip to the department’s CRIMEWATCH page.

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