Bird-in-Hand Fire Station

Bird-in-Hand Fire Station.

UPDATE: A 34-year-old Paradise Township man is charged with kidnapping Linda Stoltzfoos, an 18-year-old Amish woman who has been missing since June 21, according to the Lancaster County District Attorney's office. Click here to read more.

The FBI has joined East Lampeter Township police in the search for an 18-year-old woman missing since Sunday evening, according to East Lampeter Township police. 

Linda Stoltzfoos, of Upper Leacock Township, was last seen in Bird-in-Hand wearing a tan dress, white apron and a white cape on Sunday after church, according police.

"We're making a plea to Linda that if this was a case where she left on her own, that she's not in trouble and to call (the police station) to verify that she's OK," public information officer Lt. Matthew Hess said. 

The FBI was brought in as an additional resource, Hess said. 

“The FBI always stands ready to provide any assistance requested by our local law enforcement partners. We'll support East Lampeter Township police in their investigation however we can,” said Carrie Adamowski, an FBI spokeswoman.

Hess added that there's been no evidence to support any foul play as of Wednesday afternoon. Still, he said, foul play has not been ruled out.

Crews continued to search Wednesday, this time staging a few miles away from Hand-in-Hand Fire Company in Upper Leacock Township, according to Lancaster County-Wide Communication. 

Hundreds of people have volunteered to help in the search, police said. 

On Monday, between 250 to 300 people showed up to help look, using a variety of tools, including drones, horses, ATVs and regular foot patrols. 

On Tuesday at noon, more than 100 volunteers had turned out. 

According to the incident list on Lancaster County-Wide Communications, today's search detail began around 8 a.m. 

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