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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Jacob Wetterling Resource Center is asking people to leave their porch lights on to honor the St. Joseph boy abducted 23 years ago.

Jacob was 11 when he was abducted on Oct. 22, 1989, by a masked gunman along a rural road. He hasn’t been seen since and the case remains unsolved.

Every Oct. 22, the resource center that bears his name asks individuals to leave a porch light on to remember Jacob. This year, the center is also asking people to honor all missing children by talking to others about child safety.

The resource center was founded in 1990, originally as the Jacob Wetterling Foundation. It merged with the National Child Protection Training Center in 2010 with the goal of ensuring every child grows up safely.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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