Amy Sue Pagnac: Police end search of Maple Grove home

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Police have ended their weeklong search of a Maple Grove residence in connection with the decades-old disappearance of Amy Sue Pagnac, according to the Star Tribune. Maple Grove Police Captain Keith Terlinden made the announcement at around 11:30 a.m. Saturday, six days after the search began. The house, located on the 9700 block of Hemlock Lane North in Maple Grove, is owned by Susan Pagnac and Marshall Midden, Amy Sue Pagnac's parents.

Terlinden offered no details about what was or wasn't found, or even what authorities were looking for during the past week, calling it a "small piece" of a bigger process, the Star Tribune reports. He did say the investigation will continue, however, with a focus on DNA evidence.

Pagnac's Disappearance

Amy Sue Pagnac was 13 when she disappeared from a gas station in Osseo, Minnesota, in August 1989. She and her father, Marshall Midden, were on their way home from visiting family property in Isanti County when they stopped at the gas station. The girl waited in the car while her father went inside to use the restroom. Midden told authorities that when he returned to the car, Pagnac was gone. Authorities said at the time that Pagnac may have had a seizure and become disoriented, since she had experienced them in the past. She has not been found.

A Cold Case Reopened

Police began searching the Pagnac's residence on May 18. A large tent was erected in the driveway, and dozens of investigators from the local police department, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department and the FBI were on the scene. Susan Pagnac and Midden had to leave the home while the search is going on, and were reportedly staying with friends. Authorities offered few details, saying the search warrant was sealed and therefore not a public document. Terlinden said there are “no identified suspects” in the case, and said the parents are not considered suspects. He also said that he doesn’t know whether Amy Pagnac is alive or dead. What they were looking for – and whether they found it, prompting Saturday's wrap-up – was not disclosed.

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