Remains of Minnesota boy missing since 1989 found
The remains of Jacob Wetterling, an 11-year-old boy kidnapped from a rural Minnesota road nearly 27 years ago, have been identified, authorities said, providing long-awaited answers to a mystery that has captivated residents and sparked changes in sex offender laws.
A masked gunman abducted Jacob in October of 1989 near the boy’s home in St Joseph, about 80 miles northwest of Minneapolis. The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office confirmed in a statement Saturday that “ Jacob Wetterling’s remains have been located” and that the Ramsey County medical examiner and a forensic odontologist identified them on Saturday. “Additional DNA testing will be conducted and investigators are continuing to evaluate new evidence in the case”, an official said.