16-year-old Philippi girl found safe, authorities say

Published: Jan. 23, 2023 at 7:20 AM EST
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PHILLIPI, W.Va (WDTV) - STORY UPDATE (1/26/2023)

The Barbour County Sheriff’s Department says Cindy (Lucinda) Miller, of Philippi, is now home safe with her family.

She was reported missing on Monday after she left a note saying she was going to live with an Amish family and got into a car with Pennsylvania registration, officials said.

The BCSD thanks the West Virginia State Police, the Pennsylvania State Police, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the US Marshals Service for their assistance.

The Barbour County 911 Center along with Deputy Scott Gillis finalized and orchestrated her safe return, authorities said.

ORIGINAL STORY (1/23/2023)

Authorities are asking for the public’s help locating a 16-year-old girl from Barbour County.

Cindy (Lucinda) Miller, of Philippi, was last seen Sunday evening getting into a white four-dour Chevrolet Cruze with Pennsylvania license plate LZV3385, the Barbour County Sheriff’s Department said.

Miller had left note saying she was going to live with an Amish family in Montana, according to BCSD.

The driver of the vehicle was identified by authorities as 19-year-old Henry Kinsinger of Pennsylvania.

Miller was last seen wearing a light blue Amish dress with a light-colored sweater underneath and white tennis shoes.

She is described as being approximately 5′7″ tall and weighing 175 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Barbour County Sheriff’s Department at 304-457-2352.