The Eagan Police Department wants to speak with Angela Young, who is Dede Evavold’s friend and next-door neighbor, about her possible connection to a social media account which has been investigated by law enforcement for publishing threatening, harassing, and defamatory statements targeting judges, law enforcement, court staff, and journalists.
In multiple court hearings over the last two years, Young has been identified as being currently connected with both Evavold and Grazzini-Rucki. Most recently, Young’s name was mention in court hearings about an Harassment Restraining Order (HRO) granted against three people, including Evavold, for their roles in surreptitiously obtaining and later distributing a photograph of Michael Brodkorb’s wife and minor children online.
Carrie Beaudette, who had an HRO filed against her for distributing the pictures taken of Ms. Brodkorb and her minor children, admitted in court she shared the pictures with both Evavold and Young. Beaudette said she had not told the Eagan Police Department about Young’s involvement when she spoke with them in August about the pictures.
After Beaudette testified about Young’s involvement with the pictures, the Eagan Police Department began making attempts to speak with Young. Despite their efforts, Young has not spoken with law enforcement about her involvement.
Young lives in St. Cloud and she is a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and works for CORE Professional Services, P.A in Sartell, Minnesota. According to CORE Professional Services’ website, Young “provides a variety of therapeutic interventions for individuals, groups and couples, to assist them in addressing various anxiety disorders, mood disorders, sexual disorders, and personality disorders.”
Young is a friend and neighbor of Dede (Deidre) Evavold. Evavold is a close friend and confidant of Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, who she met during Sandra’s divorce with David Rucki.
Young has a long history of supporting Evavold and Grazzini-Rucki
Since 2013, Young has taken a very active role in defending both Evavold and Grazzini-Rucki and promoting their outlandish allegations about David Rucki and his family.
Young was featured on a public billboard in the spring of 2013 with Evavold and Grazzini-Rucki to advertise a website which was used to promote misinformation about family court cases in Minnesota.
In July 2016, Grazzini-Rucki was found guilty on six counts of deprivation of parental rights for her role in the disappearance of her daughters, Samantha and Gianna Rucki.
Evavold was charged and convicted of six felony counts of deprivation of parental rights for her involvement in the disappearance of Grazzini-Rucki’s daughters.
In September 2016, Young’s name was mentioned in open court during Evavold’s criminal trial related to incriminating communications between Evavold, Grazzini-Rucki, and Young sent while the Rucki sisters were missing for 944 days.
In February 2018, Evavold voluntarily testified in an emergency court hearing about her repeated harassment of David Rucki and his family and said Young published posts on her blog under Evavold’s name.
Young has sent numerous text messages to Missing in Minnesota, threatening a lawsuit should her name be published about her involvement with Evavold, Grazzini-Rucki, and others connected to this case.
In April 2018, Young contacted a company which provided technical support for Missing in Minnesota and threatened legal action in her voicemail message. Aside from threatening legal action, Young made numerous false statements in her voicemail message about the work of Missing in Minnesota.
In her voicemail message, Young said she was a marriage and family therapist and later defended both Evavold and Kimberley Bukstein.
Young was questioned by law enforcement during the investigation into the disappearance of the Rucki sisters. Young was never charged, nor was she one of the four people labeled as a “person of interest” by the Lakeville Police Department.
Young is currently being investigated by the Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy based on a complaint filed against Young in March 2018.
Young’s connection to people involved in the disappearance of missing children examined in a new book
Young’s connection to people involved in the disappearance of missing children is examined in the new book, The Girls Are Gone. The book also includes new information about the disappearance of Samantha and Gianna Rucki and the adults who conspired to keep the missing sisters and the truth hidden.
Allison Mann contributed to this story.