I found the flipper!

After learning that Anoka County dropped my case simply because they couldn’t locate the Seller, I did some legwork through a combination of law offices and websites, and located him within an hour.

On paper, it looks as though the Seller has “disappeared” because he is associated with multiple addresses, and he renewed his drivers license in Wisconsin in March 2014. He also is associated with several shady real estate LLCs. However, he was easily located at one of his Minnesota addresses, only 2 miles from my house. I turn all of this information over to the Anoka County Civil Investigator assigned to my case.