The mother of a boy who went missing nearly 30 years ago says that his remains have been discovered.Jacob Wetterling was abducted by a masked gunman in October 1989 near his home in St Joseph, Minnesota. Authorities identified the body, finally answering many questions for the rural community.
Jacob was riding his bicycle with his brother and a friend on October 22, 1989, when a masked gunman abducted him. Authorities said the man held on to Jacob and told the other boys to run. Jacob hadn’t been seen since, despite extensive searches, tens of thousands of leads and offers of a monetary reward.
The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office confirmed in a statement that ‘Jacob Wetterling’s remains have been located’ and that the Ramsey County medical examiner and a forensic odontologist identified them Saturday. Additional DNA testing is set to be conducted.
Jacob’s mother, Patty Wetterling, sent a text message to KARE-TV yesterday, saying that Jacob ‘has been found and our hearts are broken.’