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.
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.
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.
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.
“Do not forget about these people,” that is the message of the foundation established in Jacob Wetterling’s name.
Patty Wetterling joins the show to discuss sex offender laws and what could be done to improve them
After 33 years, someone has confessed to killing 6-year-old Etan Patz. And people immediately start speaking of “closure.” Patty Wetterling hates the word.
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.
Patty Wetterling says the 7-year-old St. Paul girl who escaped her abductor did everything right and it’s a lesson for parents.
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.
On Friday afternoon, Jason – in for Michele – talked with Patty Wetterling on the anniversary of her son, Jacob’s abduction…