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FBI now helping in search for missing Dauphin County girl

Destiny Snyder has been missing from her home in Lower Paxton Township since Saturday. Her family is hosting a vigil Thursday night.
Credit: Lower Paxton Township Police Department
Destiny Snyder

DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa. — The Federal Bureau of Investigation has joined Lower Paxton Township and State Police in the effort to locate a Dauphin County girl who has been missing since Saturday.

Destiny Snyder, 13, left her home at about 2:30 a.m. on Saturday and has not been seen since, police say.

Lower Paxton Township Police said Tuesday that the FBI is providing technical support in the search for her, but at this time is not providing investigative assistance.

State Police have also provided help from its mounted patrol unit to help search along the Appalachian Trail based on a tip authorities received, Lower Paxton Township Police say.

Snyder is described as a white female, 5'2" tall, about 110 pounds, with long brown hair, police say. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call Lower Paxton Police at Dauphin County Dispatch 717-558-6900. 

Snyder's family is holding a candlelight vigil Thursday at the Share and Ride area at Colonial Park Mall. The vigil will begin at 7:30 p.m.

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