Search effort continues for missing Twin Cities woman


A more coordinated effort to find a missing Twin Cities woman is taking place Thursday afternoon after Wednesday's search turned up nothing.

KSTP reports volunteers will meet at the Chisago City Community Center at 1 p.m. for a hand-in-hand walk to cover key areas.

Authorities say 27-year-old Danielle Jelinek of Oakdale was last seen this weekend at the home of 28-year-old Aaron Schnagl in Chisago Lake Township.

There are conflicting reports of the relationship between Jelinek and Schnagl. Some describe the two as acquaintances and others say Schnagl was Jelinek's on-again, off-again boyfriend.

A 2003 Park High School graduate, Jelinek grew up in Cottage Grove and was living with her sister in Oakdale.

Family members asked Chisago County deputies to check the welfare of Jelinek on Sunday. Responding officers didn't find the woman, but found her car, purse, shoes and cell phone at the home.

FOX9 reports Schnagl saw Jelinek at his house early Sunday morning after she spent the night in Minneapolis, but claims she left on foot early in the morning.

Scnhnagl is currently in custody for drug charges, but is not considered a suspect. Police are treating Jelinek's disappearance as a missing person investigation and say there is no evidence of foul play.

Jelinek's sister, Cory, tells KARE 11 that it's "incredibly unusual" for her not to answer her cell phone and she normally talks with family members on a daily basis.

WCCO says Cory made an emotional plea for anyone with information to come forward and contact the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office at (651) 257-4100.

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