Wetterling Comments on “Person of Interest” 04 Dec 15

The mother of a boy that disappeared 26 years ago says the arrest of a “person of interest” has brought up more questions and not many answers.


Danny Heinrich was arrested in October on child porn charges, and D-N-A has also linked him to the January 1989 kidnapping and sexual assault of a 12-year-old Cold Spring boy. That incident that happened just months before Jacob Wetterling’s abduction.

KWLM reports Patty Wetterling said she’s happy about the sudden interest in the case again, but she isn’t necessarily hopeful that Heinrich is the one who took Jacob.

She is convinced that if he is investigators will find out.

The Wetterlings planned a Paynesville area meeting for Monday, but weather postponed the event. It has been rescheduled for Sunday at Paynesville High School.