After Almost 27 Years After the Abduction of 11 Year Old Missing Jacob Wetterling in St. Joseph, MN … His Remains Appear to have Been Found
AFTER NEARLY 27 YEARS, JACOB WETTERLING’S REMAINS APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN FOUND …
It has been nearly 27 years since 11 year old Jacob Wetterling was abducted in St. Joseph, Minnesota; however, it now appears that the investigation in finding him may be over. The remains recovered this past week in central Minnesota are being forensically tested to determine whether they are that of missing Jacob Wetterling. A person of interest has reportedly been cooperating with the case. According to reports, Jacob’s mother, Patty Wetterling, stated Saturday morning that her son’s remains have been found. “All I can confirm is that Jacob has been found and our hearts are broken.” The “person of interest” in the case, Danny Heinrich, has been in federal custody since late October, after authorities arrested him on charges of receiving and possessing child pornography. Some of the material featured children under the age of 12.
Almost 27 years after the abduction of 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling in Minnesota, a long trail of investigation appears to be near its end.
Remains recovered this week in central Minnesota are being tested to determine whether they are Wetterling’s. A “person of interest” in the case cooperated in the investigation, according to reports that first came from KSTP-TV, Minneapolis.
Jacob’s mother, Patty Wetterling, told KARE-TV, Minneapolis, Saturday morning that her son’s remains have been found. “All I can confirm is that Jacob has been found and our hearts are broken. I am not responding to any media yet as I have no words.”
Jacob was kidnapped shortly after 9 p.m. on the night of Oct. 22, 1989, after he and his brother, Trevor, 10, and best friend, Aaron Larson, 11, rode their bikes to a Tom Thumb store not far from the family’s rural home in St. Joseph to rent a video.
As they headed home, a masked man with a gun appeared on the remote dirt road leading to the Wetterling house, told the boys to lie face down in a nearby ditch and asked each his age. He then ordered Trevor and Aaron to run to the woods and not look back. When the boys did, Jacob and the masked man were gone.
In a statement from Patty Wetterling posted to the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center website:
“We are in deep grief. We didn’t want Jacob’s story to end this way. … The Wetterlings had a choice to walk into bitterness and anger or to walk into a light of what could be, a light of hope. Their choice changed the world. … Our hearts are heavy, but we are being held up by all of the people who have been a part of making Jacob’s Hope a light that will never be extinguished. … Jacob, you are loved.”
From 1999: 10th Anniversary of Jacob Wetterling Abduction
They recovered books of child pornography, as well as a DNA sample allegedly tying Heinrich to the kidnapping and sexual assault of another Stearns County boy from the same time period. No charges can be filed in that case, however, as the statute of limitations has passed.
Heinrich’s brother, David Heinrich, his voice breaking with emotion, said Saturday that his prayers were with the Wetterling family.
“I want the Wetterlings to know I had no idea,” David Heinrich told KARE. “I am happy for them that they know — not that he’s passed, but at least they have closure.”
TERRIBLE, JUST TERRIBLE!!!
27 year-old Vanessa Marcotte was last seen 1 p.m. Sunday, August 7, 2016 when she went for a run in Princeton, Mass. Sadly, the Mass. State Police K-9 unit found her body about a half mile from her mother’s house. Marcotte was found with burns on her head and feet. NewsCenter 5 reported that it was not immediately clear if Marcotte was assaulted, but she was naked. Obviously the savage who did this was looking to erase any evidence by burning her body. Maybe we can do the same to the individual responsible for this heinous crime.
Say a prayer for the family during this difficult time.
A New York City woman visiting family in Princeton was found dead after going jogging, according to Mass. State Police.
Police said 27-year-old Vanessa Marcotte was last seen 1 p.m. Sunday when she went for a run. A Mass. State Police K-9 unit found her body about a half mile from her mother’s house.
A source told FOX25 that Marcotte was found with burns on her head and feet. Investigators are examining the possibility that Marcotte was sexually assaulted and then set on fire.
After a search with K-9s by Princeton and state police, crews found the woman slain Sunday night in a heavily wooded area about a half mile from her mother’s home, reports CBS Boston. Investigators believe the woman was killed sometime between 1 p.m. that day — when she left her mother’s home– and 4 p.m.
There’s no word on Marcotte’s cause of death or a possible suspect.
Officials say they don’t know whether the crime was a random one. They’re asking residents to be careful and to jog or walk in pairs.
“Right now we have an active homicide investigation going on, you can’t be too careful,” Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early, Jr. said in a press conference Monday.
The murder comes less than a week after another young woman, Karina Vetrano, 30, was slain while jogging in Queens, New York. Police in New York City say they believe the crime is random, and are still searching for her killer.
Anyone with information is urged to call Massachusetts State Police at 508-453-7589.
30 Year Old Missing Jogger Karina Vetrano Found Dead Near her Queens, NY Home … Investigators Believe She was Sexually Assaulted & Murdered
Karina Vetrano, a 30-year-old jogger who was reported missing by her dad Tuesday afternoon was found dead in a marsh off the Belt Parkway less than half a mile away from her Queens, New York home. Vetrano was found in the marshes near 161st Ave. and 78th St. in Howard Beach, Queens. The father, a retired FDNY official, set out with the search party. He, along with police, ultimately discovered his daughter’s body.
A 30-year-old jogger reported missing by her dad Tuesday afternoon was found dead in a marsh off the Belt Parkway less than half a mile away from her Queens home — and investigators believe she was murdered, police sources said.
Karina Vetrano was discovered deep in the marshes near 161st Ave. and 78th St. in Howard Beach late Tuesday, after cops conducted a massive search for her. Her pants had been pulled down and cops believe she was strangled and sexually assaulted, police sources said.
Cops found her cell phone near a bike path and discovered her body closer to the shoreline.
The city Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine how she was killed.
The remains found earlier this week at a Madison Township, OH farm are that of missing 30 year old Lindsay Bogan. She was identified through medical records. Lindsay Bogan has been missing since September 14, 2015. Bogan’s boyfriend, Eric Sexton, is s suspect in the homicide, he is currently serving a 9 month prison sentence for promoting prostitution.
Bones found earlier this week at a Madison Township farm belong to a Middletown woman missing since September.
Lindsay Bogan, 30, was identified through dental records, Butler County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Anthony Dwyer told the Journal-News.
Detectives returned Friday night to the farm on Keister Road; Dwyer told the Journal-News they were searching for more evidence.
“No one should be thrown away like this,” Butler County Lt. Todd Langmeyer said in a news release. “That is exactly what someone did to this woman. We are finding out more in each stage of this investigation and we will work diligently until we find out who did this to her.”
Bogan’s boyfriend, Eric Sexton, was arrested not long after he reported Bogan missing Sept. 14. He said he’d last seen her getting in a silver Dodge Durango at the corner of Central Avenue and Baltimore Street in downtown Middletown the day before.
WEST VIRGINIA FLOODS CLAIM MORE LIVES …
The death toll had been at 23, until three more bodies were found in West Virginia’s devastating flood, bring the death toll to 26 as many more people are still missing as well. According to Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office, the 3 deaths were reported overnight in Elkview. Sadly, the death count is expected to climb as the historic floods have destroyed hundreds of homes, washed out roads and knocked out power to tens of thousands of people. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declared states of emergency in 44 counties Thursday night and he activated 200 National Guard members to assist in eight counties and has authorization to activate as many as 300 more, if needed.
Search continues for missing people after West Virginia flooding.
Three more bodies were found in West Virginia’s devastating flood, bringing the death toll from the natural disaster to 26 as authorities are still searching for missing people.
As the death count climbs , high waters and torrential downpours also destroyed more than 100 homes, washed out countless roads and knocked out power for tens and thousands of people.
Authorities said Saturday that people are still unaccounted for in the county hardest-hit by the floods, Greenbrier, the home of the famous golf course of the same name.
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