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Maple Grove Police Search Home of Amy Sue Pagnac, Missing Since 1989

Updated: 05/19/2014 12:09 PM
Created: 05/18/2014 3:25 PM KSTP.com
By: Cassie Hart

Maple Grove Police on Sunday searched the home where 13-year-old Amy Sue Pagnac lived when she went missing in 1989.

Law enforcement started to search the home on the 9700 block of Hemlock Lane North around 9 a.m. Police expect to remain on the scene for several days.

Police would not give details as to why they were searching the property. Records show the home is still owned by Marshall Midden and Sue Pagnac. Police asked the couple to leave the home.

"Since the Maple Grove Police Department took this report in 1989, we have actively investigated this case. We have been following up on every lead. Part of the investigation is still ongoing; that is why we are here today," said Maple Grove Police Captain Keith Terlinden.

The search warrant in this case is sealed. No one has been taken into custody and no suspects have been named.

A large tent has been set up in front of the home, and police were investigating toward the back of the property.

On Aug. 5, 1989, Amy Sue Pagnac was reported missing from the Holiday Gas Station located on the 100 block of Central Avenue in the city of Osseo.

She was last seen sitting in her non-biological father’s vehicle when he went inside to use the rest room. She has not been seen since.

The Maple Grove Police Department, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are all investigating.

Amy Sue Pagnac was one of three children to go missing in 1989.

Jacob Wetterling was abducted near his home in St. Joseph, Minnesota, on Oct. 22, 1989 when he was 11. He was with his brother and another friend when they were threatened at gunpoint by an unknown individual.

Aaron Anderson was last seen playing in his yard in Pine City, Minnesota, on April 7, 1989 when he was 2 years old.

See other Minnesota missing person cases here.


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