New Details Emerge In Disappearance Of Danielle Jelinek

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Court documents offer new details into the disappearance of a Twin Cities woman.

Twenty-seven-year-old Danielle Jelinek went missing one week ago. She was last seen with Aaron Schnagel, a former boyfriend who lives in Chisago Lake Township.

Schnagel was arrested on drug charges. He is a person of interest in Jelinek’s disappearance.

According to court documents, investigators searched Schnagel’s property in the days after she was reported missing. Authorities were looking for the drug ecstasy but instead found marijuana, as well as Jelinek’s purse, shoes and cell phone.

Investigators also discovered traces of blood in Schnagel’s home and car which have been sent to a lab for testing. But authorities say the amount of blood found doesn’t necessarily indicate any wrongdoing or any kind of struggle.

Documents also say Schnagel told authorities that he was with Jelinek on December 8. He said they were drinking, and then went to bed around 2:30 a.m. When he woke up the next morning, she was gone.

The documents also include comments from Jelinek’s family who claim that Schnagel was abusive in the past.

Hundreds of volunteers have been searching for any sign of Jelinek since Wednesday. Saturday’s search was called off because of weather.

Chisago County Sheriff Rick Duncan says the same will likely happen Sunday, but the plan is to resume the search on Monday.

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