Danielle Jelinek died because of accidental cocaine overdose, indictment alleges
Aaron Schnagl (left) has been charged with murder in connection with the death of Danielle Jelinek (right).
Today, Aaron Schnagl -- Danielle Jelinek's on-again, off-again boyfriend -- was indicted by a grand jury on third-degree murder changes in connection with Jelinek's death.
According to numerous reports, the indictment accuses Schnagl, 29, of being culpable for Jelinek's death by accidentally causing a drug overdose with cocaine he gave her.
Jelinek, 27, was last seen in December with Schnagl. After months of searching, her body was found in May in a swampy area about 200 yards from Schnagl's Chisago Lakes Township home.
Schnagl was identified as a "person of interest" shortly after Jelinek's disappearance but wasn't charged until today. He has been in custody, however, for separate charges he faces after authorities found 12 pounds of vacuum-sealed pot in Schnagl's BMW while executing search warrants connected with Jelinek's disappearance.
Beyond the third-degree murder charge stemming from Jelinek's alleged cocaine overdose, details about the chain of events the grand jury believes concluded in Jelinek's death still aren't public knowledge at this time.
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