MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The parents of Jacob Wetterling will be addressing the latest developments in the 26-year-old abduction case.

Last Wednesday night, 52-year-old Danny Heinrich, of Annandale, was arrested on charges of possessing child pornography, but was also named a person of interest in Jacob Wetterling’s abduction.

He was questioned in 1990 in connection to the abduction case but never charged. A DNA sample was taken at the time.

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Currently, authorities say there is no physical evidence linking Heinrich to Wetterling’s disappearance, but he remains a “person of interest” in the investigation. He is also suspected in a series of unsolved attacks in the late 1980s near Paynesville, most of which were just blocks from where he lived at the time.

When authorities announced the arrest and charges for Heinrich, Jerry and Patty Wetterling released a statement in reaction.

Related: The Timeline In The Jacob Wetterling Abduction Case

Now, they plan to speak outside their St. Joseph home Tuesday at 12:15 p.m., according to the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center.

Stay with WCCO.com and WCCO-TV for the latest.

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