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Published May 18 2012

Authorities searching for suspect in abduction in Pope County

Authorities are searching for a 39-year-old Mounds View, Minn., man who is suspected in a possible abduction of a 30-year-old woman near Clontarf in Pope County.

The woman, Jenna Lee Forslin (Kettner), was found safe in her vehicle near Little Falls at about 7:40 p.m. last night. She reportedly was beaten and taken to a hospital for treatment. Forslin was reported missing yesterday morning when authorities did a welfare check on her home. A statewide crime alert was issued because she was believed to have been in danger and taken against her will.

The suspect, Dennis Wayne Aasen, is described as having short buzzed hair and a possible goatee. He is 5 foot, 10 inches tall, white, and weighs about 195 pounds. Authorities warn that the suspect may have weapons and should not be approached. Anyone who sees him should call 9-1-1.

UPDATE: Aasen is believed to have stolen a vehicle out of Little Falls sometime between 9:30 and 10 p.m. Thursday night. The vehicle is a 1992 GMC Suburban, green with black trim, with the license plate 303CDX. It has several Muzzy and Bigfoot hunting decals on back window. Aasen has a history of gas drive-offs, according to authorities.