Maple Grove Police wrap of house search in missing person case

Maple Grove Police, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI wrapped up its search of the home of Amy Sue Pagnac’s parents on the 9700 block of Hemlock Lane N. in Maple Grove. The search lasted for seven days.

On May 22, investigators look through items from the home of Amy Sue Pagnac, who went missing in 1989. (Sun staff photo by Alicia Miller)

On May 22, investigators look through items from the home of Amy Sue Pagnac, who went missing in 1989. (Sun staff photo by Alicia Miller)

Amy went missing in 1989 from the Holiday Gas Station on Central Avenue in Osseo. She and her non-biological father, Marshal Midden, stopped at the gas station on the way home from a visit to the family’s organic farm near Cambridge. According to Midden, Amy waited in the car while he went inside to use the restroom. Midden reported upon returning to his car that Amy had disappeared. Amy has never been seen again.

Investigators had been on the scene executing a search warrant since Sunday morning, May 18. Crews of up to 30 people were on the scene assisting with the investigation. The investigators wrapped up the work Saturday, May 24, in the morning.

The investigators worked 24 hours a day until the work was done. The police department used all the means necessary for it to process the inside of the house through the search warrant.

Maple Grove Police Captain Keith Terlinden said he could not comment on what investigators were looking for. “This is still an open investigation,” he added.

Police will continue investigating the disappearance of Amy Sue Pagnac. Capt. Terlinden said at an earlier press conference, “No specific tip lead to the search, it was just a process of the investigation.”

Portable storage units were brought in earlier in the week to assist with the search warrant and investigation. (Sun staff photo by Alicia Miller)

Portable storage units were brought in earlier in the week to assist with the search warrant and investigation. (Sun staff photo by Alicia Miller)

He added that the Maple Grove Police Department has been investigating the case actively for the past 24 years. According to Capt. Terlinden, there have been no arrests and no one has been a suspect in the case at this time.

“The police department is Amy’s voice at this point,” he said. “We will do everything we can to bring Amy home. We will use every resource available.”

The department is asking anyone that remembers anything about Amy to call the Maple Grove Police Detective Jon Wetternach at 763-494-6199 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

 

 

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