Investigators wrap up search of missing girl's home

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. - After nearly a week of executing a search warrant at the home of Amy Sue Pagnac, investigators looking into the 13-year-old's disappearance 25 years ago cleaned up and cleared out Saturday morning.

The home has been returned to her parents.

"I know at one point in time we had roughly 40 officers working at one time at the site," Capt. Keith Terlinden, with Maple Grove Police said.

Maple Grove police are giving no details on what they were looking for at the home this week or what they may have found.

"It's a process," Terlinden said. "It isn't just us going to one address and coming up with all the answers. It's going to be a process before we get there."

Amy Sue Pagnac disappeared in 1989, last seen sitting inside her step-father's car, parked at a Holiday gas station in Osseo.

Terlinden wouldn't say if investigators will be searching other properties.

He said investigators are naming no suspects at this time.

"We're using all the technology and all the resources available to us and that really is what's part of the process itself. To comment on the specifics, I can't do that at this time," he explained.

He said he couldn't comment on whether investigators were looking for DNA but did say, police now use DNA for everything, including car break-ins.

Amy's parents returned home shortly after police left. Her mother, Susan, declined an on-camera interview but said it's nice to be home and that the family just wants to relax.

Amy's adoptive father, Marshall Midden, could be seen outside the home taking a look around.

With an imprint of a police vehicles in the grass, some mud in the yard, it was clear that investigators had been there.

"It's our focus as a police department to bring Amy home," Terlinden said. "And that process, it our hope at the end, that we do have conclusion to this case."

Police continue to ask for the public's help.

Anonymous tips can be left with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.


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