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MN AMY SUE PAGNAC: Missing from Osseo, MN - 5 Aug 1989 - Age 13

Discussion in 'Missing 1980 to 1989' started by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. TripleA

    TripleA Zoo Keeper

    Amy has a very familiar and happy face. I hate it when there seems to be a big break and then nothing. That is what happened with the Heidi Allen case here near me - there was a ton of movement last year and then it just stopped.
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  2. Summer_breeze

    Summer_breeze Blowing through the Jasmine in my mind

  3. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    :praying: for Amy's family.
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  4. sguru26

    sguru26 Member

    Quite a rough few days for many in Minnesota.
    Amy's case was reported last night on Fox 9, and Kare 11 shared a collection of several missing persons - Amy's case was included. So many still missing, many from 2015/16.
    Thank you for posting last May's update with Caroline Lowe.
    I don't have much else to report. However, sometimes I dread when I will have anything more.
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  5. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks, @sguru26 ! Here's that report from last night.

    Mother of missing Maple Grove girl relates to Wetterling case

    Few can relate to the type of agony the Wetterlings have lived with over the past few decades.

    “Sometimes it's like yesterday and sometimes it's like an eternity,” says Susan Pagnac.

    Amy Sue Pagnac’s mother, Susan Pagnac, recalls the day her 13 year old daughter went missing two months prior to Wetterling, but that's where the similarities end. On the day she disappeared Amy's father, Marshall Midden, took a day trip to the family property in Isanti County. On the way home, he stopped at the Holiday gas station in Osseo. Midden has maintained when he returned to the car from the gas station restroom, Amy was gone.

    “For my husband the day is always horrible, says Pagnac. “He's always depressed just before and after.”

    Pagnac has served as an advocate alongside Patty Wetterling in years past, and now feels renewed heartache.

    “We feel the pain all the time equally, not as bad as the actual family member feels when they get this bad news, but we understand, and we fear that day may come for us. we fear it,” she said.

    Hearing some criticism about Danny Heinrich's plea deal, Pagnac believes the Wetterlings made the right call in a difficult situation.

    “We understand 100 percent why and support their decision,” says Pagnac. “Marshall and I talked about it and said yup we'd do it too, because we know how important it is every time they talk, they learn things."

    Despite temptations to move, Amy's parents continue to live in the same Maple Grove house, with the same phone number, and, above all, hold onto hope.

    “Until I have evidence that Amy is gone, I'm still expecting her to walk through that door,” she said.

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  6. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Wetterling Case Solved but Dozens of Minnesota Kids Remain Missing

    The sentencing of Danny Heinrich on November 21 brought to a close the state's most high-profile missing child case.

    Even though we now know what happened to Jacob Wetterling, the whereabouts of dozens of other Minnesota children remain a mystery.

    According to the National Center For Missing & Exploited Children, 35 kids from the state of Minnesota are currently considered missing.

    Beginning November 27, 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS will profile some of the cases of those children whose families have been waiting the longest.

    Amy Pagnac (reported by KSTP's Beth McDonough) - disappeared from an Osseo gas station in 1989.

    Air date: December 11 at 10 p.m.

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  7. RedRose

    RedRose Well-Known Member

    Strange case this. Did lovely Amy have any cash on her? Could she have gone into the store for a pop? Were they carrying field goods? And someone approached her to buy something? Thinking out loud.
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  8. Kate Warne

    Kate Warne New Member

    What are the best theories as to what happened? Any local rumors?
  9. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Maple Grove Police still looking for clues in 1989 disappearance of Amy Sue Pagnac

    The Maple Grove Police Department is still asking for the public’s help in find missing person and Maple Grove resident Amy Sue Pagnac, who has been missing for almost 30 years.

    The Maple Grove Police Department is asking for the community’s help to bring Amy home. Anyone with information about the incident, Amy’s whereabouts or knowledge of who may be involved, contact: Detective Jon Wetternach at 763-494-6199 or jwetternach@maplegrovemn.gov, or Maple Grove Police at 763-494-6100 or www.maplegrovemn.gov. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, www.crimestoppersmn.org or text “TIP674” plus message to CRIMES.

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  10. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Hi Kate! :welcome:

    The locals haven't been here in a while. Maybe they'll get an alert from this thread in their email and come and check in and answer your question.
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  11. kdg411

    kdg411 Resource Mod

    Amy Sue Pagnac

    - Circa 1989 -

    Age-progressed to 26 years

    Age-progressed to 33 years

    Age-progressed to 39 years

    MISSING since August 5, 1989 from Osseo, Minnesota

    Police Case #89-9409

    NCIC Case #M-412469641

    NCMEC Case #NCMC733090

    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Hair Color: Light Brown
    Age Missing: 13
    Eye Color: Blue
    Gender: Female
    Height: 5'0"
    Race: Caucasian
    Weight: 100 lbs.
    Date of Birth: June 15, 1976

    Identifying Characteristics:
    She has scars on her left cheek, left eyelid and the side of her nose. She has a circular scar on her left knee. Amy has a petite stature and her ears are pierced.

    Sweatpants, a light-colored shirt, and sneakers.

    Amy suffers from occasional seizures due to undetermined causes. She is required to take allergy medication.

    Circumstances of Disappearance:
    Unknown. Amy's photos are shown age-progressed to 26 years, 33 years, and 39 years, respectively. She was last seen at the Holiday Inn gas station in Osseo, Minnesota. Amy's father went into the station for a brief moment and when he returned to the car, Amy was gone. She has never been heard from again. It is possible that she may have suffered a seizure while her father was inside the gas station; she could have become disoriented afterward and left the vehicle. She remains missing and her case remains unsolved.

    Investigating Agency/Contact:
    Maple Grove Police Department: 1-763-494-6100


    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children: 1-800-843-5678
  12. kdg411

    kdg411 Resource Mod

  13. Mel70

    Mel70 Bronze Member

    I remember this Case. It's local. One of the "North Suburbs" but when Amy went missing it was not yet built up to it's "Urban Sprawl" status of Today. With New Houses and Malls. It was pretty Rural. I always found the Father's explanation Suspicious. And then new interest in 2014 that concentrated on the Family's Property made My feelings Stronger. They may not have found anything. But a Warrant isn't issued for No reason that many Years later. I believe they are Definately on the right track. And Her Father Killed Her, for whatever reason.
  14. Mel70

    Mel70 Bronze Member

    Actually it's just "Holiday" Gas Station. If anyone tries to look it up.
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  15. Mel70

    Mel70 Bronze Member

    It's stated also she disappeared while visiting "The Family Farm" but they lived there. She went Missing while sitting in the car at a gas station while her Father went inside. Which I don't believe for one second. Saying she may have had a seizure, Became disoriented and got into another Car. Please. Their "Farm" is 140 Acres. ALOT of area to bury her.
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  16. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Where Is Amy Sue Pagnac? New Details On The Missing Minnesota Woman Whose 30-Year-Old Disappearance Remains Unsolved

    Amy Sue Pagnac's disappearance has stumped investigators.

    She disappeared from a small-town gas station more than 30 years ago, and her disappearance has stumped investigators ever since. Where is Amy Sue Pagnac?

    On August 5, 1989, Amy Sue Pagnac went to a gas station in the small town of Osseo, located in Hennepin County in Minnesota. That was the last place she was ever seen, alive or dead.

    And for more than 30 years, investigators have been puzzled about where she could have gone — and with whom — and how she managed to disappear without a proverbial trace.

    Let’s look at what we know about Amy Sue Pagnac’s unsolved disappearance.

    1. Her father was the last person to see her alive.

    According to Press & News, Amy Sue Pagnac was with her father, Marshall Midden, when they stopped at the Holiday gas station in Osseo, Minnesota. Her father said that they were going on a day trip to the family property in Isanti County when he stopped for gas. According to him, Amy waited inside of the car while he went inside to use the restroom. When he came back out, he said, Amy had “disappeared.”

    2. Her mother is reportedly still “frantic” with worry about her daughter’s fate.

    As one can imagine, Amy Sue Pagnac’s mother is living every parent’s worst nightmare: having a missing child. KARE 11 spoke to Amy’s mother shortly after the Jacob Wetterling story made headlines, and she said that she had missed all the important milestones in her daughter’s life. This thought, she said, made her angry but more than anything else, it made her sad.

    “We missed her graduation. We missed her first date. We missed her going to college," said Susan Pagnac. "It would be wonderful if we could have her 40th birthday with her. The last birthday we had was when she turned thirteen. We lost a whole lot of birthdays."

    Susan went on to say that Amy, who suffered from seizures, wouldn’t have “run away” from her father or left the car. Rather, Susan believes that she was abducted.

    3. Amy Sue Pagnac has a specific set of medical needs.

    According to HaveYouSeenUs.com, Amy Sue Pagnac’s disappearance is cause for concern for many of her family members because she has a specific set of medical needs that require immediate attention.

    In addition to the seizures her mother says she suffered, Amy Sue Pagnac also “has occasional bouts of anger. It is mandatory that she takes her allergy medication. Amy is a Caucasian female with brown hair and blue eyes. She has scars on her left cheek and the side of her nose and left eyelid. She has a circular scar on her left knee. He ears are pierced and she has a petite stature. Amy's clothing consisted of sweatpants, a light-colored shirt and tennis shoes.”

    4. Her case is still open and ongoing.

    Unlike many other so-called “missing persons” cases, the case of Amy Sue Pagnac is not only still open, the investigation is ongoing. According to 411GINA, the Maple Grove police have not only continued their investigation into her disappearance, they’ve opened a whole separate room to investigate her appearance. They consider all leads, and any calls that are made that can help them are welcomed.

    If you have any information about Amy Sue Pagnac’s unsolved disappearance, the Maple Grove Police Department would like to hear from you. Call them at 1-763-494-6100, or contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678.

  17. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    After 30 years, officials still looking for answers in Amy Sue Pagnac disappearance

    Amy Sue Pagnac disappeared two months before Jacob Wetterling, but she still hasn't been found. On the 30th anniversary of her disappearance, her mother holds out hope this mystery will be solved.

    “It's kind of life-altering,” she said. “I still have trouble coming up with the right words."

    It’s been 30 years to the day since Susan Pagnac saw her daughter Amy, but the pain is just as raw, as if it were yesterday.

    "You still kind of wait for the phone call for someone to say, ‘we found her, she's coming home,’" she said.

    After three decades, Pagnac still hopes someone will come forward and help bring her daughter home.

    "I know someone out there knows something. They just may not know what they know."

    Maple Grove police said Amy's disappearance is still an open and active missing person's case, and they will thoroughly investigate all leads. They also ask anyone with information about Amy's whereabouts to give them a call.

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  18. Mel70

    Mel70 Bronze Member

    THANK YOU "SheWho". This Case always bugged me. Being local. Her Father's explanation doesn't make sense. In just the last few years their Farm was searched. Nothing was found. But I think they were looking in the right place. Especially since there was renewed interest and She has been missing for 30 years.
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  19. Mel70

    Mel70 Bronze Member

    I have severe allergies. I have since age 10. Requiring allergy shots weekly. I don't know why they make that point so significant. I think it is incidental.
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  20. sguru26

    sguru26 Member

    Hello all. I'm including the text from our Facebook page post on Monday.
    To clarify, no, we did not live at the farm. We lived at the property in Maple Grove. The farm trip was a day trip. It happened often during those years.
    During this time of trauma and distress, I hope you have some kindness in your life. Stay safe.

    Today marks thirty years since someone took you away. We have met many people since then, who have worked and are still working to bring Amy home. Today, we have no new information of where Amy is.

    Even though we may meet you one day, remember, when the cameras and reporters are gone, families are still grieving.
    The loss of a loved one doesn't end when it's no longer news.
    Everyday you remember the person who's not here, not on purpose, it just happens.
    Time doesn't heal all wounds, we just accept them. We never give up Hope.
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