Jacob Wetterling Anniversary

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Jacob Wetterling Anniversary

On the night of October 22, 1989 Jacob Wetterling was abducted from St. Joseph Township in Stearns County.  Since that time family, community and law enforcement partners on the Federal, State and local levels have worked together to find and bring Jacob home.  Together we have worked tirelessly to provide the answers everyone has waited far too long to hear.

I would ask that today, October 22, 2014, the 25th anniversary of Jacob's abduction, we all take a moment out of our day to pause and remember Jacob and all of the other missing children.  In doing so, let us all make a personal commitment to never forget or take for granted the many blessings we do have in our lives as they can be taken from us.  In addition, on this 25th anniversary as in previous years, we would ask that everyone leave a porch light on tonight to remember Jacob.

I can assure you that the Stearns County Sheriff's Office, the BCA and the FBI will remain steadfastly committed to providing answers as the passage of time has in no way diminished our resolve.

John L. Sanner
Stearns County Sheriff

New Billboard Campaign

The SCSO, BCA and FBI, along with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, recently announced the launch of a new effort to locate Jacob. This is the latest push in an ongoing and active 25-year investigation.

Several billboards throughout Stearns County show a photo of Jacob at the time of his abduction and an age progression photo of what he may look like today. If you have any information regarding Jacob’s abduction please call the SCSO at 320-259-3700 or call the Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST.

Jacob in 1989 and digitally age-progressed to 35 years old:


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