Manhunt continues for suspect in kidnapping; investigators looking for public’s help

Dennis Wayne Aason

The Pope County Sheriff’s Office is searching for the suspect in a felony kidnapping, assault, burglary and other crimes which took place yesterday in rural Clontarf near Pope County, Minnesota. Investigators believe Dennis Wayne Aasen, 39, may be driving a stolen green with black trim 1992 GMC Suburban, license plate 303 CDX. The vehicle has several Muzzy and Bigfoot hunting decals on the back window.

Aasen was last seen in Little Falls on the evening of May 17, but may also have connections to the following communities: Duluth, Isanti, Rochester and Clear Lake. Investigators are hoping anyone with information about Aasen or his whereabouts will contact authorities. Tips can be provided anonymously to CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at . Investigators urge anyone wishing to provide anonymous information about Aasen to contact CrimeStoppers.

Investigators believe Aasen is armed and consider him extremely dangerous. Anyone who sees Aasen or the GMC Suburban is urged to use extreme caution. Do not approach him or the vehicle. Instead call 9-1-1.