MISSING PERSON: Police confirm search in Amy Pagnac case - KMSP-TV

MISSING PERSON: Maple Grove police confirm search in 1989 case

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OSSEO, Minn. (KMSP) -

The Maple Grove Police Department will soon release details about a search that is currently under way at a home on Hemlock Lane as part of a missing person case from 1989.

Officers executed a search warrant in the 9700 block of Hemlock Lane North at about 9 a.m. on Sunday morning as part of a collaborative effort involving the following agencies:

- Maple Grove Police Department & Fire Rescue
- Hennepin County Sheriff's Office
- Federal Bureau of Investigation

Fox 9 News has learned that search could shed some light on the disappearance of 13-year-old Amy Pagnac, who went missing in August of 1989. At the time, her family said she had been abducted from a gas station in Osseo.

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'?

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.

Law enforcement at the scene told Fox 9 they are prepared to remain at the scene 24/7 through the end of the week.

Police also taped off the Forestview Pond Park tennis courts.

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At this point, it remains unclear why a search warrant allowing detectives to investigate in and around the Pagnac home was issued, but one thing is certain -- they don't plan to leave any time soon. 

At a Sunday afternoon press conference, police released few details and would not comment on why they are in the neighborhood or what they found there, if anything. In fact, the search warrant will remain sealed from public record, but police offered no explanation as to why that decision was made.

Officials also would not say if any member of the Pagnac family is considered a suspect at this time, and they would not say whether the family still lives there or comment on their whereabouts.

Officers did confirm that Amy Pagnac lived in the home before she went missing, but they will only say that their current focus is now on working to bring her home.

Police also said they expect to continue the investigation there for days to come.

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