- Associated Press - Saturday, November 7, 2015

HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) - Bail is set at $1 million for a Minnesota woman suspected of hiding her two teenage daughters from their custodial father.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press (https://bit.ly/1XWsQOE ) reports 50-year-old Sandra Grazzini-Rucki appeared in Dakota County court Friday on three counts of deprivation of parental rights.

Grazzini-Rucki was charged in August by warrant and arrested last month by U.S. Marshals in Florida. She waived extradition and remains in Dakota County Jail.

Gianna and Samantha Rucki disappeared from Lakeville in 2013 and have not been found. They are 16 and 17 years old.

Police suspect a network of people is taking care of the girls and keeping them in hiding. The parents were involved in a bitter divorce and custody battle when the girls disappeared.

Grazzini-Rucki is due back in court Monday.


Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press, https://www.twincities.com

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