'Person of Interest' Named in Missing Oakdale Woman Case, Search Continues: No. 5 Post of 2012

One of the most read posts of the 2012 included the person of interest named in the investigation of the disappearance of Danielle Jelinek.

Oakdale Patch covered a lot of different stories, topics and events throughout 2012, but there were a few that stood out as the most read by Patch users.

We’ll be sharing the top 10 posts of the year from Oakdale Patch in days following up to the end of 2012. Share your thoughts on the stories in comments below.

The following is the No. 5 post of 2012.

Dec. 13, 2012 - New developments have occurred in the investigation of an Oakdale woman who was last seen on Saturday.

Danielle Jelinek was reported missing on Sunday, Dec. 9, after family could not reach her that day. Jelinek was last seen at a residence in Chisago Lake Township on Saturday with Aaron Schnagl, who has been described as Jelinek's on-again/off-again boyfriend. 

The Chisago County Sheriff's Office did a welfare check on Sunday where they found Jelinek's car, purse, shoes and cell phone. They also found Schnagl's car in a nearby ditch, which Schnagl claims was due to his own search of Jelinek that morning, according to a FOX 9 News report.

Sheriff Rick Duncan described Schnagl as uncooperative. Early on in the investigation Duncan said they did not suspect foul play.

During the search, sheriff's deputies found 12 pounds of marijuana and arrested Schnagl on Monday,according to the Pioneer Press. He was then transported to Chisago County Jail.

The search warrants state that Schnagl told deputies that he and Jelinek went shopping in Minneapolis on Saturday night before they returned to his house and went to bed around 2:30 a.m., according to FOX 9 News

Reports also note that investigators found traces of blood inside of Schnagl's car and the house, but it was not enough blood to indicate a struggle, Fox 9 News reports.

Schnagl was transferred to the Anoka County Jail Thursday morning for violating his probation, which he received in 2007 when he pleaded guilty to a first-degree felony drug possession charge in Anoka County, according to the Pioneer Press.

Friends and family continued their second day of searching for Jelinek Thursday afternoon without finding any clues, according to the Danielle Mary Jelinek Search Team Facebook page. The page also announced that they will continue the search at 9 a.m. Friday morning:

We will be meeting at the Chisago City Community Center @ 10825 Lake Boulevard. Chisago City, MN 55013. There will be shuttle busses bringing people to new locations, so please remember to check in at the community center so everyone is accounted for.

Remember to dress warm. Snow Pants, Gloves, Hats, Boots. And Extra Socks, ETC. Drink plenty of water, search safely, and do not search alone. We all appreciate everyone's continued effort.

A call placed from Oakdale Patch to the Chisago County Sheriff's Office has not been returned.



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