The home of a top political aide to Michelle MacDonald was searched yesterday by multiple law enforcement agencies investigating the disappearance of two missing sisters from Lakeville.
MacDonald is the attorney for Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, who was charged in August with three felony counts of deprivation of parental rights involving the disappearance of her two daughters, Samantha and Gianna Rucki in April 2013.
Law enforcement conducted an extensive search yesterday at the St. Cloud home of DeDe Evavold, who managed MacDonald's unsuccessful campaign for the Minnesota Supreme Court in 2014.
As first reported by the Star Tribune, Grazzini-Rucki was arrested early Sunday morning at a resort in Florida and she will be extradited back to Minnesota.
At a campaign event in 2014, Evavold said she first met MacDonald when she began serving as Grazzini-Rucki's attorney. Videos published by Evavold show her in California with both MacDonald and Grazzini-Rucki in August 2013, just months after Grazzini-Rucki's daughters disappeared.
Lakeville police consider MacDonald a "person of interest" in the disappearance of the two missing sisters and MacDonald has not cooperated with the investigation.
Samantha and Gianna’s father, David Rucki, was awarded custody of all five of his children in November 2013.
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