By Caroline Lowe, WCCO-TV
ST. JOSEPH (WCCO) — Oct. 22 marks 20 years since 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling was abducted at gunpoint near his home in rural St. Joseph, Minn. He has never been found.
Jacob was riding his bike home from a convenience store with his brother and his best friend. Two decades later, Jacob’s family still waits for answers to what happened to him. They have never given up hope he may come home some day. If Jacob is alive, he would be 32 years old as of July 2010.
As Jacob’s family waits for answers, they also reach out to help make the world better for kids. His mother, Patty, is a nationally-recognized child safety advocate and works as a sexual violence prevention educator for the Minnesota Department of Health. Jacob’s three siblings are now all married. His brother, Trevor, has a son named Jacob.
Anyone who might have information on what happened to Jacob Wetterling should call the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office at 320-259-3700.
The Wetterling family hosted a “Celebration of Children” concert on Oct. 17, 2009.