Authorities Find Blood Evidence in Missing Oakdale Woman Case; Abuse Allegations Arise
Documents stated that authorities found blood evidence at the residence where Danielle Jelinek was last seen. Documents also state that Jelinek was allegedly abused in the past by her on-again, off-again boyfriend.
Search warrant documents recently made public reveal authorities found traces of blood at the Chisago Lake Township residence where Danielle Jelinek was last seen, according to recent news reports.
Jelinek, 27, of Oakdale, has been missing since Dec. 8. She was reported missing on Dec. 9 after no one had seen or heard from her.
The Chisago County Sherriff's Office conducted a search of the home of Jelinek's on-again, off-again boyfriend, Aaron Schnagl, who has been named a person of interest in the case. Schnagl was arrested on Dec. 9 for possessing more than 12 pounds of marijuana, which deputies found at the residence after retrieving a search warrant.
During the search at the residence, deputies found blood-stained paper towels, paper towels that had been soaked in bleach and blood stains in Schnagl's vehicle, according to a report by the Star Tribune.
An analysis by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension found blood stains in Schnagl's master bedroom, on a stairway and on a couch, according to the Pioneer Press.
Chisago County Sheriff Rick Duncan told the Star Tribune that people should not assume the blood is Jelinek's.
Schnagl has not been charged in connection with Jelinek's disapearance.
During an interview with investigators on Wednesday Schnagl said that he and Jelinek went out drinking and spent the night together Saturday, Dec. 8, and went to bed around 2:30 a.m. Schnagl said that he woke up at 9:30 a.m. Sunday and Jelinek was gone.
A friend of Jelinek's told investigators that she received text messages from Schnagl around 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, stating that Danielle "took off on foot last night she was all messed up its snowing I'm worried," according to the Star Tribune's report.
Authorities have noted that Schnagl has been uncooperative in the investigation.
The documents also state that Schnagl allegedly assaulted Jelinek on three different occassions in the past where Jelinek was choked, received two black eyes and was pushed out of a moving vehicle, according to the Star Tribune's report.
Hundreds of volunteers have been searching of Jelinek in the Chisago City area with no results.
A candle light vigil was held for Jelinek at Five Oaks Church in Woodbury Monday night. After the vigil, the Danielle Mary Jelinek Search Team Facebook page posted the following:
The Prayer Vigil was Incredibly Beautiful. The amount of support and love people are showing has definitely made an impact on the Jelinek family.
We're praying hard and hoping for a miracle. We will not stop searching and we will continue to stay strong for Danielle.
Thanks again to those who traveled to Five Oaks Church tonight and thank you to those who sent prayers as well. Much Love!
Plans for another search have yet to be announced.