By Caroline Lowe, WCCO-TV

— “No case in the Midwest has changed how we parent our kids” more than that of Jacob Wetterling, said Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner.

It’s been almost 20 years since Jacob, then 11 years old, was abducted from his hometown of St. Joseph, Minn.

He, his brother Trevor and a friend of theirs were biking back home from a convenience store when a masked gunman took Jacob.

A huge search was undertaken to find Jacob, but he hasn’t been seen since his abduction on Oct. 22, 1989.

On his 29th birthday, his family released an age-enhanced photo of what Jacob might look like if somehow he is still alive today.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office at (320) 251-4240.



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