Warrant executed in Isanti County in the continued search for Amy Pagnac

By Urmila Ramakrishnan

Isanti County News

After 25-years since Amy Sue Pagnac went missing, Maple Grove police have recently reopened the case by searching property in Maple Grove; however, a new search began at a Stanchfield property Monday, June 2.

Pagnac was 13-years-old when she went missing from an Osseo Holiday Gas Station in 1989.

A search warrant executed by the Maple Grove Police Department, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Isanti County Sheriff’s Office, and the FBI, was issued to search near the 3700 block of Verdin Street N.W.

Pictured are Isanti County Sheriff Bill Guenther (left to right), BCA special agent Luke Hanegraff, Maple Grove Captain Keith Terlinden and Isanti County Chief Deputy Chris Caulk. “We’re going to use all the resources available to help us with this case,” Terlinden told reporters Tuesday. “That will continue to be the case until we bring her home.” Photo by Urmila Ramakrishnan

Pictured are Isanti County Sheriff Bill Guenther (left to right), BCA special agent Luke Hanegraff, Maple Grove Captain Keith Terlinden and Isanti County Chief Deputy Chris Caulk. “We’re going to use all the resources available to help us with this case,” Terlinden told reporters Tuesday. “That will continue to be the case until we bring her home.”
Photo by Urmila Ramakrishnan

This is the second warrant acted on by the Maple Grove Police Department in the last few weeks. The first was to search the home on the 9700 block of Hemlock Lane in Maple Grove.

Authorities wouldn’t give specifics on the warrant or what lead to the search because it is an active investigation, said Maple Grove Police Captain Keith Terlinden at a press conference Tuesday afternoon outside the Isanti County Sheriff’s office.

Law enforcement, the BCA and other agencies started a search of the Stanchfield property Monday, excavated the property Tuesday, and will continue to search that specific area.

Terlinden estimated the search would be about a five-day process, but he hopes the search will conclude by Friday.

“We’re going to stay here until our goal is met,” Terlinden said. “If we haven’t met our goal by Friday, we’ll work through the weekend — just like we did in Maple Grove.”

Terlin said they are going to continue to work to bring Pagnac home.

“This is a continuous effort on the Maple Grove Police Department to bring Amy Home,” Terlinden said in a press conference Tuesday afternoon. “We’re Amy’s voice, and we’re going to continue to work hard to bring Amy home, no matter what it takes. Every day that goes by, I think we’re closer to finding Amy. We have technology available to us. We have teams available to us that have lead to us being able for us to do a search warrant up here.”

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