News Wetterling Remains Found?!?!

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  1. Mr. Potato Head

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    http://kstp.com/news/jacob-wetterli...mains-patty-wetterling-investigation/4253499/

    Sources tell 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS that the man authorities named as a person of interest in Jacob Wetterling’s disappearance, Danny Heinrich, agreed to cooperate, and provide information that led to authorities recovering unidentified remains.

    Heinrich led investigators to the area where the remains were found, according to sources.

    Sources say the remains that may be those of Wetterling were found at an undisclosed location in central Minnesota.

    DNA tests are currently being conducted to determine if they are in fact the boy's remains.

    Over the years there have been many tips and none of them have panned out.

    Reporter Tom Hauser called Jacob’s mother, Patty Wetterling, after receiving a tip Friday night that his remains might have been found.

    She has always been very gracious and open about discussing the case, but this time she hung up before he could ask a question.

    Hauser and Investigative Executive Producer Paul McEnroe then worked through the night to confirm details with sources.

    Those sources tell 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS that federal and state authorities found remains they believe could be Jacob's.

    Jacob was 11 years old when he was kidnapped at gunpoint by a man wearing a mask in October 1989 near his home in St. Joseph, Minnesota.

    According to two sources with direct knowledge of the case, the remains were recovered after Heinrich, who is being held on federal child pornography charges, agreed to cooperate with the FBI and state authorities.

    The 52-year-old Heinrich of Annandale, Minnesota, has been held on the child pornography charges for almost a year while awaiting trial scheduled for next month.

    On Oct. 22, 1989, Wetterling, his brother and a friend were riding their bikes home from a convenience store where they had gone to rent a movie.

    The boys were stopped by a masked gunman who emerged from a gravel road.

    The man abducted Wetterling and ordered the other boys to run to a nearby wooded area and threatened to shoot them if they looked back.

    Jacob was never found despite a massive search.

    Heinrich first came to the attention of investigators in 1990. A DNA sample was taken back then, but he was not charged at the time.

    Heinrich was named a person of interest in the Wetterling case last October. That’s because his DNA taken back in 1990 matched DNA found on evidence obtained in the abduction of a boy in Cold Spring in 1989.

    Heinrich couldn’t be charged in that case because the statute of limitations had lapsed.

    But Heinrich was arrested for possession of child pornography and then subsequently named a person of interest in the Wetterling case.

    5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has reached out to Patty Wetterling via voicemail and text message after Hauser’s brief conversation with her. She has not called back and we’re told she’s not likely to comment until the forensic testing is complete.
     
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    What a heartbreaking story. That poor mother. That poor kid. And the news guy calling her up to spill the details. What an asshole. I'm sure she'd rather hear it from the cops, not some roving reporter.
     
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    That was my thoughts too. But, that's the way it works. Being the asshole is fine, but being second to break the story isn't!
     
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    It's gonna be huge huge news if it's him.

    My entire childhood my grandma would warn me about getting into cars with strangers because of Jacob Wetterling.

    I only did it 5 or 6 times, tops.
     
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    Shortly after he disappeared i was sitting in a truckstop I'm Aberdeen SD and I had read Jacobs missing persons poster at the pay phone shortly before sitting down with a guy that drove for a company out of Minnesota that matched the description of the kidnapper perfectly.
    I called child find right away and they pretty much told me I was a nut job and have a nice day.
    Ive followed the case since and really hope his people finally get some closure.
    They never gave up and his mom has some serious balls to have hung in there like she did and for keeping on the authorities.
     
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    Why didn't you kill the guy?
     
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    I did.
     
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    He would have gotten away with it too if weren't for you meddling kids.
     
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    They told us the story of La Llorona here to keep us from playing in the canals. The story is that she was the ghost of a woman whose children had drowned and she wandered forever weeping for them. It used to scare me to death.
     
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    Now he can at least have a dignified burial and his poor mother can visit his gravesite.
     
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    I hadn't been paying attention to the news this weekend but saw this story on Yahoo this morning. I was 7 yrs old when this happened, lived a few miles away and knew the Tom Thumb convenience store that they were riding back from well. His abduction was a life altering event for our community, especially those of us who were children. No longer would our parents allow us to play in the little bit of woods behind our apartment complex without an adult present, no more long bike rides and parents were keeping a much tighter eye on us after this.

    I never thought they'd find his remains.
     
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    It was a much quieter Halloween that year, that's for sure.

    Still unbelievable that the guy told them where he was.
     
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    Didn't know ya were from the area. Yeah, that Halloween parents were literally walking kids right up to the doors. Wouldn't even do the normal wait in the car nearby while the kids made the rounds. The only other Halloween I vividly remember was '91 and having my dad drive us around in the blizzard. Got shit tons of candy that year since we were some of the very few who were dumb enough to go out in that shit, lol.
     
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    I remember that one too. I think that might have been my last round. :lo5:
     
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    took death penalty off the table is my guess
     
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    Thought of that, but fuck, I'd probably want to die.