Friends, family hold vigil for missing Oakdale woman


Friends and family held a vigil Monday night for 27-year-old Danielle Jelinek more than a week after she disappeared, WCCO reported.

The Oakdale woman was last seen Dec. 9 at a house in Chisago Township. Police have been talking to her on-again, off-again boyfriend 28-year-old Aaron Schnagl, of Chisago Lake Township, as a "person of interest" in the case. He was arrested on a drug charge.

Warrant documents indicate trace evidence of blood were found in his home. He has told investigators that he spent that Saturday evening with Jelinek, and that they had numerous drinks and sex at his home. But Jelinek was gone when he woke up at 9:30 a.m., Schnagl told investigators.

Hundreds of volunteers have been looking for her.

Next Up

Eric Kendricks

Coller: Do the Vikings have a tough schedule?

Matthew Coller writes a weekly Vikings column for BMTN, with more of his work found at Purple Insider.

Screen Shot 2020-01-02 at 7.54.07 AM

Grand jury indicts 2 with aiding and abetting murder of Minneapolis Realtor

Four people have now been indicted by a grand jury in connection to the 2019 killing of Monique Baugh.

Nelson Cruz

White Sox sweep Twins for first time since 2016

The Twins' offense disappeared in a 4-2 loss on Thursday.

Mike Hughes

Report: Vikings trade Mike Hughes to Kansas City

The Vikings received a 2022 sixth-rounder in exchange for the former first-round pick.

Ambulance hospital emergency

Backup from fatal crash in Stearns County leads to another bad crash

The crash backed up traffic, which led to another crash in which two people were injured.

Gluten free pizza

For The Week: Monster cookies, and a search for the best gluten-free pizza in MN

BMTN food writer Lindsay Guentzel's weekly column aims to make life in the kitchen easier.

Flickr - SIMULIIDAE black fly gnat - D. Sikes

South Twin Cities metro besieged by aggressive gnats

Metropolitan Mosquito Control District has received more than 100 calls in recent days.

Teddy Bridgewater

Teddy Bridgewater criticizes Panthers' practice habits

The former Vikings quarterback was not a fan of his time in Carolina.

Associate wearing PPE 2

Amazon will give $100 to new hires who are fully vaccinated against COVID

The company is hoping to hire 1,300 people in Minnesota.