Search resumes in Isanti Tuesday for missing 32-year-old woman

Amanda was last seen Aug. 5 in Isanti, Minnesota. (Isanti PD)

Update: A body found overnight in Isanti County is believed to be Amanda Vangrinsven. 

The search for a missing Isanti woman continued Tuesday with a lot of help from the community.  

Volunteers will met up at the Isanti VFW at 8 a.m. to search for 32-year-old Amanda Jo Vangrinsven, who was last seen Aug. 5. She was last seen in Isanti but never showed up for work the next day and has not been seen or heard from since. Her car was still parked at the VFW.

Amanda’s family insists she would never be out of contact for this long.

"We just want her home. We want her safe. We want her here," said Jennifer Plowman, Amanda’s sister.

"I honestly feel numb. I just keep looking around, moving place to place just to keep going. I can’t sit still," said Kim Vangrinsven, Amanda’s mother.

Sources say law enforcement has zeroed in on several properties in the area.

Meanwhile, community members have banded together to help in the search effort.

"My heart aches. It’s gut-wrenching to even imagine something like this happening in our community. There’s somebody missing. We’re coming together, we’re going to find her," said neighbor Debra Christopher.

Vangrinsven was last seen wearing a Twins T-shirt and jean shorts. She is described as 5'3" tall with light brown hair. Police say her phone is off and its last known location was in southwestern Isanti County. The investigation into her disappearance is ongoing. 

Anyone with information on Vangrinsven’s disappearance is asked to call the Isanti Police Department at 763-444-4761 or Isanti County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch at 763-689-2141.