Danielle Jelinek remains missing and her family members think that the only POI in her disappearance knows what happened to her. Aaron Schnagl (also reported as Schnagle) appeared in court on Tuesday and he took a guilty plea on the charges related to the 12 lbs. of marijuana found in his possession as long as pills and cocaine. However, nothing was stated of Danielle's disappearance even though he was the last person to see her, and her belongings were found in his possession along with the drugs.
Loved ones of the missing Chisago County woman were present at the hearing, and they also spoke to the media as did the sheriff involved in this case.
"I just want him to see my face in there, but he is too chicken to turn his face around to look at us," said Ed Jelinek.
"I can tell you that we don't believe his story, at least not all of it," said Sheriff Duncan.
It's apparent that this man's current drug charges have something to do with Danielle's disappearance, but at what level? As the sheriff says, they don't believe all of his story so what's the truth? Did he do something to Danielle Jelinek or is he an innocent party in her disappearance?
It's been since before the end of 2012 that Danielle has been missing so it's not likely that she will be found alive -- especially since many of the searches for her have been coordinated in areas where remains would be discovered. Unfortunately, until the weather warms up a bit there might not be any closure in her disappearance.
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