Patty Wetterling is talking for the first time about the arrest of a person of interest in the abduction of her 11-year-old son, Jacob, in October of 1989. Wetterling said in an interview Wednesday afternoon that the arrest of Danny Heinrich left her feeling powerless and paralyzed.
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For more than 50 years on WCCO Radio, Charlie Boone entertained and informed generations of fans. For 37 of those years, from 1961-1998, he and Roger Erickson hosted WCCO-AM’s legendary Boone And Erickson morning show.
A Sauk Centre couple is speaking out for the first time in 26 years to say they believe the suspicious man they saw at a Tom Thumb gas station three hours before Jacob Wetterling was abducted could be Danny Heinrich. Kevin and Marlene Gwost are members of one of Minnesota’s best known polka bands, the Nite Owls.
There have been some startling developments in the Jacob Wetterling case in the last two weeks. Authorities have presented testimony and evidence showing they believe Jacob’s abduction is connected to a series of unsolved sexual assaults on boys in the late 1980s.
A former FBI agent who supervised the Jacob Wetterling investigation says the agency botched how it first handled the man now considered a person of interest in the case. Al Garber wrote in his out-of-print 2009 memoir that the FBI’s encounter with Danny Heinrich in 1990 was a “comedy of errors” and “a big mistake.”
The person of interest in Jacob Wetterling’s kidnapping spoke to WCCO-TV in 1996. A review of our archives has turned up a 1996 undercover interview that WCCO-TV did with Danny Heinrich. At one point, Heinrich describes how authorities at one point actually arrested him and accused him of abducting Jacob.
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Authorities continue to ask for more information about Danny Heinrich, the man identified as a person of interest by law enforcement in the Jacob Wetterling case a week ago Thursday. But there is another person of interest named publicly in 2010. Dan Rassier is a school band teacher, and Wetterling was abducted at the end of his quarter-mile-long driveway.
The person of interest in the Jacob Wetterling case was back in court Wednesday on child pornography charges. An FBI agent also testified in court about evidence linking 52-year-old Danny Heinrich to Wetterling’s abduction and other sexual assaults of young boys.
The parents of Jacob Wetterling gave a statement to the media Tuesday about the latest developments in the case surrounding the 1989 abduction of their son.
Tonight we want to take a fresh look at eight unsolved attacks on boys in the late 1980s that investigators now believe are connected to the Jacob Wetterling attack.
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