Jacob Wetterling

An In-Depth Look Into Heinrich's Life Before, After Wetterling AbductionUnemployment, a move and an unsolved arson. WCCO is taking a closer look at what was happening in the life of Danny Heinrich in the days before, and after, Jacob Wetterling went missing.
Couple Believe They Saw Wetterling Suspect On Night Of DisappearanceA 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.
Heinrich's Strange Connection To Another Wetterling Case SuspectFriends and neighbors paint a dark picture of Danny Heinrich's past. He is the man in jail on child pornography charges and a person of interest in Jacob Wetterling's kidnapping. Born in 1963 at Paynesville Hospital, Heinrich grew up just south of town. He spent most of his childhood with his parents and two brothers in a home near Lake Koronis.
Is Wetterling Person Of Interest Connected To A 1989 Arson?WCCO has uncovered new information about a lead investigators in the Jacob Wetterling case followed in 1990, and again this year.
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.
Original FBI Investigator On Wetterling Case Speaks OutAl Garber, the FBI investigator who supervised the original Jacob Wetterling abduction case back in 1989, is speaking out for the first time since the arrest of Danny Heinrich -- a man investigators are calling a "person of interest" in the case.
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.
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.
4 Things To Know: Wetterling Witness Speaks, Healthy Breakfast Habits & MoreFrom a witness in the Jacob Wetterling abduction case speaking on the arrest of Danny Heinrich to the breakfast habits of healthy Americans, here are the top four stories to know from Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015.
Witness In Wetterling Abduction Speaks On Heinrich’s Arrest For the first time since Danny Heinrich was called a "person of interest" in the disappearance of Jacob Wetterling, the friend who was with Wetterling the night he was kidnapped is speaking out.
Judge: Heinrich Will Stay In Jail, Is A Potential Risk To CommunityThe 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.
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