Let’s talk true crime. Society’s unwavering obsession with understanding, dissecting and chronicling each and every detail behind humanity’s most reprehensible acts is certainly nothing new. And lucky for pop culture fanatics, the genre has undoubtedly become stitched into the very fabric of the entertainment word. And while some would say doubting prosecutions, rehashing evidence and asking a victims’ loved ones to relive their pain day after day is callous and exploitative, millions of television … read more

Jacob Wetterling, the Minnesota boy whose remains were found in early September nearly 27 years after he was abducted, was finally laid to rest on Sunday at a memorial service that drew thousands, according to multiple reports. Jacob, then 11, was abducted at gunpoint by a masked man on Oct. 22, 1989, on his way home from a convenience store. His fate had remained unknown until early September when Danny Heinrich, 52, confessed in federal court to kidnapping, sexually assaulting and killing Jacob. … read more

The mother of Jacob Wetterling, the 11-year-old Minnesota boy who went missing in 1989 before his remains were found last week, is speaking out about the startling confession her son’s killer gave Tuesday in a federal courtroom. “It’s incredibly painful to know his last days, last hours, last minutes,” Patty Wetterling said through tears. “He’s taught us how to live, how to love, how to be fair, how to be kind. He speaks to the world that he knew … and it is a world that’s worth fighting for.” … read more

In the fall of 1989, police say a masked man wielding a gun abducted an 11-year-old boy as he rode his bicycle with friends through the streets of the small town of St. Joseph, Minnesota. Investigators worked tirelessly in the years that followed but could find no traces of Jacob Wetterling. That all changed last week, when the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Jacob’s skeletal remains had been recovered, finally bringing closure to a family who’d never stopped hoping Jacob would be found … read more

What a difference a week can make.
Prior to September 1, 2016, Jacob Wetterling’s parents had spent nearly 27 years with practically no information about what happened to their 11-year-old son.
The St. Joseph, Minnesota family became victims of one of the most high-profile missing persons cases in American history when Jacob was taken on October 22, 1989… but the story finally got an ending when his remains were located last week.
Apparently, child porn suspect Danny Heinrich told authorities … read more

As his family grieves the newly confirmed death of Jacob Wetterling, the Minnesota boy who was abducted nearly 27 years ago, his mother is finding strength by encouraging others to spread joy wherever they can. “Everyone wants to know what they can do to help us,” Patty Wetterling posted Monday on the Facebook page of the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center – two days after she confirmed that remains were found of her son, then 11, who disappeared in 1989. “Say a prayer,” Patty wrote Monday, atop … read more

As his family grieves the newly confirmed death of Jacob Wetterling, the Minnesota boy who was abducted nearly 27 years ago, his mother is finding strength by encouraging others to spread joy wherever they can. “Everyone wants to know what they can do to help us,” Patty Wetterling posted Monday on the Facebook page of the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center – two days after she confirmed that remains were found of her son, then 11, who disappeared in 1989. “Say a prayer,” Patty wrote Monday, atop … read more

A Minnesota community’s hopes for Jacob Wetterling’s safe return may be dashed – but as they proved this week, his life has not been forgotten. For nearly 27 years, people held out hope that Jacob would somehow be found alive, so long after going missing. Last week they learned the truth, when Jacob’s remains were found and authorities named Daniel Heinrich as a person of interest. Heinrich, 52, had been previously arrested in October on federal child pornography charges. As the heartbreaking news … read more

Nearly 27 years since his abduction, Jacob Wetterling’s remains have been found, his mother has told several local news outlets. Danny Heinrich, a suspect in his disappearance, is currently in custody for child pornography, and reportedly agreed to cooperate with authorities to provide more information, authorities told The Star Tribune”. “All I can confirm is that Jacob has been found and our hearts are broken,” Patty Wetterling wrote in a text message to KARE-11’s, a Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota … read more

It’s been 26 years since Patty Wetterling’s 11-year-old son Jacob was allegedly kidnapped while riding his bike home from a convenience store in St. Joseph, Minnesota, in 1989. But the mother still hasn’t given up hope on him returning home. Jacob would have turned 38 on Wednesday, and to commemorate his life, Wetterling and her husband Jerry, who still live in the same house where they raised their son, will eat his favorite food – steak – and look at old photographs. Wetterling, still hopeful … read more