Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Abducting, Murdering 5-Year-Old GirlAfter a man pleaded guilty to abducting, sexually assaulting and murdering a 5-year-old girl in 2016, he was immediately sentenced to life in prison without possibility of release.
Paynesville Victim Says Wetterling Abduction Could Have Been PreventedTroy Cole thinks Jacob's abduction could have been prevented if only the Paynesville cases had been thoroughly investigated right when they happened.
Wetterlings Mark Missing Son Jacob's 38th BirthdayPatty and Jerry Wetterling spent a tough Wednesday marking their missing son's 38th birthday. Jacob Wetterling was kidnapped in 1989 while biking home with his brother and a friend in his hometown of St. Joseph.
'Get In The Car Or I'll Kill You': St. Paul Police Say Girl Ran From Abduction AttemptSt. Paul police are investigating the attempted abduction of a 10-year-old girl Tuesday evening.
Wetterling Person Of Interest Facing More Child Porn ChargesA federal grand jury has added more child pornography charges against a man authorities have called a "person of interest" in the 1989 abduction of Jacob Wetterling.
Wetterlings To Hold Community Meeting In PaynesvilleThe parents of an 11-year-old boy who was abducted from a rural central Minnesota road 26 years ago are holding a community meeting in a nearby town that saw its own string of sexual assaults of young boys in the 1980s. Patty and Jerry Wetterling are holding a meeting Sunday night at the high school in Paynesville.
Patty Wetterling Opens Up About Heinrich Arrest For The First TimePatty 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.
Paynesville Victim Speaks Out: 'It's Time For Some Answers'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.
Fmr. FBI Agent: Early Wetterling Investigation Was 'A Bad Mistake'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."
WCCO Spoke With Wetterling Abduction 'Person Of Interest' In 1996The 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.
Arrest Made In Wisconsin Abduction CaseAuthorities in northwestern Wisconsin say they’ve arrested a suspect in connection with a weekend abduction case.
1st Person Of Interest In Wetterling Abduction Wants His Name ClearedAuthorities 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.