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Danielle Jelinek Missing: Search resumes for Minnesota woman, police say

Danielle Jelinek Personal photo

Danielle Jelinek
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(CBS/AP) CHISAGO LAKE TOWNSHIP, Minn. - Police said they will be resuming their search Monday for a 27-year-old Minnesota woman who disappeared nearly two weeks ago, CBS Minnesota reports.

Danielle Jelinek was reported missing on Dec. 9 from a home in Chisago Lake Township. She was last seen with her former boyfriend, Aaron Schnagel, who was listed as a person of interest in her disappearance.

Schnagel was arrested on drug charges after investigators searched Schnagel's property during the days after Jelinek was reported missing, according to court documents. Authorities found marijuana, as well as Jelinek's purse, shoes and cell phone.

Authorities said investigators also discovered traces of blood in Schnagel's home and car which were sent to a lab for testing, but the amount of blood found didn't necessarily indicate any wrongdoing or any kind of struggle.

Schnagel told authorities that he was with Jelinek on Dec. 8, court documents say. He said they were drinking before going to bed around 2:30 a.m. When he woke up the next morning, she was gone.

Court documents also included comments from Jelinek's family who claimed that Schnagel was abusive in the past.

About 300 volunteers gathered Thursday to look for Jelinek. Searchers headed out again Friday, but the Chisago County sheriff's office said the search yielded no new information.

  • Crimesider Staff

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