JACOB WETTERLING

“The Jacob Wetterling Documentary” Holds Trailer Party to Raise Money for the Film

For the past three and a half years, Chris Newberry and his team have been working closely with Jacob's parents, Patty and Jerry, to help tell their son's story

  FARGO, N.D.– Nearly 30 years ago, 11–year–old Jacob Wetterling was abducted from his Minnesota hometown and killed. Filmmaker Chris Newberry is telling Jacob’s story. For the past three and a half years, Chris Newberry and his team have been working closely with Jacob’s parents, Patty and Jerry, to help tell their son’s story. Chris grew up in Minnesota, an…

Molestation Victim Of Danny Heinrich Awarded Over $17 Million

In 2016, Heinrich admitted to sexually assaulting Jared Scheierl and to abducting, molesting and killing Jacob Wetterling

Jared ScheierlSTEARNS COUNTY, MN — A Minnesota man who was molested decades ago by the man who killed Jacob Wetterling has been awarded over $17 million. Jared Scheierl was 12 when he was molested by Danny Heinrich in 1989 in Cold Spring. In 2016, Heinrich admitted to sexually assaulting Scheierl and to abducting, molesting and killing Jacob as part of a…

Tense moment between ex-FBI agent, Stearns Co. Sheriff caps off Wetterling files release event

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KMSP) – A tense moment capped off the Jacob Wetterling case files release event Thursday morning. After Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmundson finished his presentation, the original FBI Investigator assigned to the case, Al Garber, took the podium unprompted to rebut Gudmundson’s version of events. “I’ve known Don Gudmundson for many years and we’ve worked together a number…

Sheriff: FBI interview of Heinrich ‘fatal flaw’ in Wetterling investigation

STEARNS COUNTY, Minn. (KMSP) – Authorities released the Jacob Wetterling case file to the public Thursday—more than 41,000 pages detailing the nearly 30-year investigation into Jacob’s disappearance in 1989. Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmundson detailed the investigation with a power point presentation to reporters Thursday, ahead of the case file release. At the press conference, he called the FBI’s interview of…

Wetterlings on investigation release: ‘It is difficult for us to relive those dark days’

The closed investigative file regarding Jacob's abduction will be released to the public on Thursday at 10:06 a.m., according to Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmundson.

(KMSP) The family of Jacob Wetterling released a statement through their attorneys Wednesday regarding the impending release of the closed investigative file in their son’s case. “It is difficult for us to relive those dark days,” Jerry and Patty Wetterling said in a statement. “With time our family is healing and getting stronger and we appreciate all of the effort to…

Jacob Wetterling investigation files will be released to public Sep. 20th

SAINT CLOUD, Minn. (KMSP) – The closed investigative file in the Jacob Wetterling case will be released to the public next Thursday, Sepember 20th. “The closed investigative file regarding the Jacob Wetterling abduction will be released to the public on Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at 10:06 a.m. at the Stearns County Law Enforcement Center-Emergency Operations Center (EOC),” the sheriff’s office said…

Patty Wetterling: “I’m Not Strong. Jacob’s the Strong Force in My Life”

After months of silence, Patty Wetterling is speaking out about how she is moving on. Reporter Anndrea Anderson with our sister station, KDLT in Sioux Falls, Reports

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Patty Wetterling is trying to find out what’s next for her life. After her son Jacob’s remains were finally found after 27 years and his killer was put behind bars, she is trying to continue her own recovery. Anndrea Anderson sat down with patty to talk about the nearly 30-year ordeal. “They found some bones and…

Former Person of Interest in Wetterling Case Suing for Damages

He was publicly named as a person of interest in 2010 after his central Minnesota farm was searched by authorities

  STEARNS COUNTY — A Minnesota man who was wrongly named as a person of interest in the abduction of Jacob Wetterling is now suing. Dan Rassier and his mother, Rita, are seeking over $2 million in damages. He was publicly named as a person of interest in 2010 after his central Minnesota farm was searched by authorities. Rassier maintained…