Jacob Wetterling’s family would be celebrating his 37th birthday on Tuesday. Months after his abduction, a foundation was created to help families of missing or exploited children. Along with Jacob’s birthday, that foundation will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Tuesday.
Earlier this month authorities launched a new campaign to try and find out what happened to Jacob Wetterling. Wetterling was abducted while riding bikes with his brother and friend 25 years ago Wednesday. And while his disappearance remains a mystery, his case has led to changes that now help other missing children.
Patty Wetterling said there’s likely to be tears, and laughter. Her son Jacob was 11 years old when he was abducted by an armed man wearing a mask.
The family of Jacob Wetterling is hoping the power of music will help other families reunite with their loved ones, or at least give them some closure.
A new effort is being launched to find Jacob Wetterling as the 25-year anniversary of his abduction approaches. Authorities said six new billboards have been put up in locations near the area where he went missing.
Twenty-five-years after he was abducted, authorities are launching a billboard campaign to get the public’s help in finding Jacob Wetterling. Jacob was biking with his brother and a friend on Oct. 22, 1989, when they were stopped by a masked gunman on a St. Joseph road. The other boys were told to run, but Jacob was taken. He was 11.
The FBI and other law enforcement agencies are following up on potential new leads in the Jacob Wetterling disappearance. CNN featured the nearly 25-year-old case Sunday on John Walsh’s show “The Hunt.”
Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says they will never stop trying to get the case of Jacob Wetterling resolved. He says he hopes by being featured on CNN’s “The Hunt”, new information will be uncovered.
A convicted killer recently questioned in the disappearance of Jacob Wetterling has died. Delbert Huber, 83, passed away just one day after he sat down for an interview with WCCO’s Esme Murphy. Authorities say foul play is not suspected.
A Minnesota inmate, investigated in the disappearance of Jacob Wetterling, says he had nothing to do with the boy’s kidnapping nearly 25 years ago.
The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate a father and son from Paynesville to see if they might be connected to the 1989 abduction of Jacob Wetterling. Delbert and Tim Huber are in prison for the 2011 murder of Tim Larson, an Albertville teacher who the Hubers shot in dispute over $50.
The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office is investigating whether two men in prison for murder may have been involved with the abduction of Jacob Wetterling. Delbert and Tim Huber of Paynesville – who are father and son – murdered Albertville teacher Tim Larson in a dispute over $50 in 2011.
Few Minnesota crimes are as notorious as the unsolved abduction of Jacob Wetterling. A masked stranger grabbed the 11-year-old as he biked home from a store in St. Joseph on October 22, 1989. Nearly 25 years later, everyone remembers Wetterling’s name. Many have never heard of Jared.
A masked stranger grabbed the 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling as he biked home from a store in St. Joseph nearly 25 years ago. Now, WCCO-TV has learned that a cluster of at least six unsolved sexual assaults on boys were never looked at as a possible lead in Wetterling’s case.
Tuesday marks 24 years since Jacob Wetterling was abducted at gunpoint near his St. Joseph, Minn., home.
And his mother, Patty, said she’s still hopeful her son will be found, as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children released a photo of what 35-year-old Jacob could look like.
The family of a missing Eden Prairie woman is holding out hope that she’ll return alive. Mandy Matula was last seen four months ago Saturday. After dozens of searches, there’s still no sign of the woman. Her boyfriend committed suicide on his way in to be questioned by police.
Gov. Mark Dayton has proclaimed Saturday as Missing Children’s Day in Minnesota, part of a national effort to raise awareness about missing and exploited children.
WCCO-TV has learned that a key piece of evidence in the Jacob Wetterling abduction was never saved.
“Do not forget about these people,” that is the message of the foundation established in Jacob Wetterling’s name.
Just last week, an 8-month-old Minneapolis boy kidnapped from his home was found safe after an Amber Alert. You may have seen the alert posted on highway signs, or even been notified on your cell phone.
Tuesday marked the release of the fifth novel in a series of popular mystery thrillers.
A man identified as a person of interest in a Minnesota boy’s 1989 abduction says he sent a letter of complaint to 14 state officials and agencies.
A local motorcycle group is honoring the 22-year anniversary of Jacob Wetterling’s abduction with an $18,000 donation to help fund Minnesota’s Amber Alert Program.
It has been more than 21 years since 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling was kidnapped by a masked gunman as Jacob, his brother and a friend biked home from a convenience store in rural St. Joseph, Minn.
It’s been more than 21 years since 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling disappeared without a trace in St. Joseph as he biked home with his brother and best friend.