MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The parents of Jacob Wetterling will be addressing the latest developments in the 26-year-old abduction case.
Last Wednesday night, 52-year-old Danny Heinrich, of Annandale, was arrested on charges of possessing child pornography, but was also named a person of interest in Jacob Wetterling’s abduction.READ MORE: Friends Remember Mack Motzko and Sam Schuneman, Killed In Orono Crash
He was questioned in 1990 in connection to the abduction case but never charged. A DNA sample was taken at the time.
Currently, authorities say there is no physical evidence linking Heinrich to Wetterling’s disappearance, but he remains a “person of interest” in the investigation. He is also suspected in a series of unsolved attacks in the late 1980s near Paynesville, most of which were just blocks from where he lived at the time.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Tornado Warnings Expire, But Severe Storms Still A Threat
When authorities announced the arrest and charges for Heinrich, Jerry and Patty Wetterling released a statement in reaction.
Now, they plan to speak outside their St. Joseph home Tuesday at 12:15 p.m., according to the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center.MORE NEWS: Deputy Opens Fire During Struggle With Suspect Near Litchfield, Sheriff Says
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