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March 29, 2013

St. Peter family knows little about sister's disappearance

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The family also has added $10,000 to a $10,000 reward that was already being offered by US Bank and Crime Stoppers. It will be paid to anyone who provides information that leads investigators to Annie.

Randy Gustafson said the family didn’t have an official meeting with police investigators until the middle of this month. A woman who was living in Annie’s house, Melissa Miller, has hired an attorney and has refused to talk to the family or police.

Here’s what Randy Gustafson said the family does know about Annie Meyer’s disappearance:

Her friends waited until early March to report her missing because they were receiving text messages after she left work on Feb. 7. Now those friends aren’t sure it was actually Annie sending the messages.

Annie and Pat Meyer talked to each other by phone every Sunday. The last time Pat Meyer talked to Annie was Feb. 10. Pat Meyer was at an airport in Florida, about to fly back to Minnesota after a vacation, so the conversation was brief. When Annie didn’t call the following Sunday, Pat Meyer assumed her daughter was just busy.

“Pat tried to call the following Sunday, that would be Feb. 24, and Annie didn’t answer,” Randy Gustafson said. “Annie’s friends were trying to contact her, too.”

The family was allowed to go into Annie’s house earlier this month while police were still searching it. They found her luggage in the house, so they don’t believe she was planning to leave.

Annie’s two vehicles, a Toyota pickup and a Rav4, were gone when police started their investigation. Both vehicles were found March 13. The pickup was found in a parking lot about three miles from Annie’s house. The Rav4 was found parked on a residential street about a mile in the opposite direction from the house.

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