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MISSING PERSON: Parents of Amy Pagnac say they aren't suspects

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MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (KMSP) - Susan Pagnac and Marshal Midden have ruled themselves out as suspects in the case of their missing daughter, Amy Pagnac, who went missing August of 1989 when she was 13. At the time, her family said she had been abducted from a gas station in Osseo.


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"What it comes down to: They're doing something -- finally!" Susan Pagnac said. "It may not make sense. It may be ludicrous, but they're doing something."

The Maple Grove Police Department confirmed Sunday they had executed a search warrant in the 9700 block of Hemlock Lane North at about 9 a.m. on Sunday morning. Neighbors confirmed the home officers are focused on is where the Pagnac family lives, and property tax records from Hennepin County show the family has owned the home since 1981 -- but Susan Pagnac said she is absolutely convinced they're searching in the wrong place.

"We don't know where Amy is," she said.

Maple Grove Police Captain Keith Terlinden held a press conference at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, but few updates were given; however, police did confirm that they plan to be at the family home through Friday, if not longer.

"If it gets them one step closer, if they have to do this process and they keep on looking, it's just an inconvenience," Susan Pagnac said.

Susan Pagnac told Fox 9 News that despite the rumors, she welcomes the attention because she fears she will die before learning what happened to her precious Amy Sue.

"I still believe she is alive because there has never ben any evidence presented to me that yes, we have found her body," Susan Pagnac said.

Investigators also revealed that no digging has been done at the Pagnac family home at this point in the search, and said that there are "no identified suspects" in the case; however, they've been at the home for more than 24 hours and have brought in storage units, manpower and processing tents. Even so, beyond what can be seen by cameras, police won't share any clues on what they are looking for.

"Our goal is to bring Amy back," Terlinden said.

According to Terlinden, Maple Grove police are "looking at all options," but police have yet to reveal what prompted them to look at all. The details of the search warrant remain sealed.

Just last year, Susan Pagnac and Marshal Midden told Fox 9 News that they believe their daughter is still alive, and said the rescue of three women who had been held captive for more than a decade in Cleveland gave them hope. 


VIDEO: 'You always wonder: When is that call going to be, 'Hey, we found, Amy. We're bringing her home'?

Law enforcement at the scene told Fox 9 they are prepared to remain at the scene 24/7 through the end of the week. The Pagnac family will not be allowed to return until they are finished.

Police also taped off the Forestview Pond Park tennis courts.


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