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

Amy Sue Pagnac

Missing Since: 08/05/1989
Missing From: Osseo, Minnesota
Classification: Non-Family Abduction
Sex: Female
Race :White
Date of Birth: 06/15/1976 (45)
Age: 13 years old
Height and Weight:5'0, 100 pounds
Clothing/Jewelry Description: Sweatpants, a light-colored shirt and sneakers.

Medical Conditions: Amy suffers from headaches and occasional seizures due to a medical condition causing pressure on her brain. She may also have bipolar disorder, although she had not been officially diagnosed with the condition by 1989. She is also required to take allergy medication.

Distinguishing CharacteristicsCaucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Amy has scars on her left cheek, left eyelid and on the side of her nose, and a circular-shaped scar on her left knee. Her ears are pierced.

Details of Disappearance

Amy and her father, Marshall Midden, stopped at the Holiday Inn gasoline station in Osseo, Minnesota at 4:30 p.m. on August 5, 1989. They were on their way home from a day trip to the family farm at the time; they lived in 9700 block of Hemlock Lane north in Maple Grove, Minnesota, two miles from the gas station. Midden went inside the station for a brief moment to use the bathroom. When he returned, he saw that she had disappeared from their parked vehicle. She has never been heard from again.
Authorities initially believed Amy ran away from home. She had been having some problems that summer and ran away repeatedly, but always returned home on her own after a short time period. She is no longer classified as a runaway. It's possible that had a seizure while Midden was inside the building and became disoriented as a result. She may have walked away from their car afterwards. It's worth noting that no other witnesses besides her father reported seeing Amy at the gas station that day, and police were unable to independently verify that she had been there. Amy remains missing and her case is unsolved. Her family has kept the same telephone number since her disappearance in case she attempts to contact them. Her case received additional attention in the spring of 2014, after authorities searched her parents' farm in Isanti County, Minnesota and their residence in Maple Grove for information in her case, but the searches turned up nothing of interest. Amy's parents maintain their innocence in her case and her mother says she thinks her daughter was taken for sex trafficking. Maple Grove police are investigating Amy's disappearance. It is classified as a non-family abduction.

Investigating Agency

  • Maple Grove Police Department 612-494-6114

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Mystery Remains After 13-Year-Old Girl Vanished From A Minnesota Gas Station In 1989​

A Minnesota teenager disappeared while out for the afternoon with her father over 30 years ago, and the missing girl’s family continues to plead for tips that could help crack the case wide open.

“I know someone out there knows something,” Susan said about her daughter’s case. “They just may not know what they know.”
I asked to have this one opened up even though there really doesn't seem to be much to go on or discuss nor does LE seem to have much.

And I think that's flat out sad.

@Mel70 Is it known to you at all being they talk Maple Grove?

Clearly the dad's statement cannot be corroborated, long before gas station video I guess. But no one else saw her.

Searched her parents farm in Isanti County (I do know where that is too) and nothing found. So do we have split parents or did the parents live in Maple Grove AND have a farm in Isanti. VERY few details or explanations.

Her mom believes she was sex trafficked. I have a REAL problem with that. This was 1989 and it just so happened when at a gas station WITH HER DAD unplanned, someone just managed to luck out and take off with her under his nose????

She had been running away a lot so maybe the mom means she ran off from there and that's what ended up happening. Or were the parents at their wit's end with her running away.... If she kept running away did they have custody or was this day trip a visitation and someone else's home was in Maple Grove that was family or something on that order? Again a LOT not explained or provided.

Unless agreeing to the search, the fact that 15 years later they searched the family farm etc. must mean they had enough after all those years for warrants for the parents' place no?

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