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MN JACOB WETTERLING: Missing from St. Joseph, MN - 22 Oct 1989 - Age 11 *Found Deceased*

Discussion in 'Located/Resolved' started by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Pretty sure he will.

    Oh my gosh, what a monster. I'm just sick!
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  2. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I can't read anymore. I'm just sick over this.
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  3. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    Beyond sick.
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  4. Imamazed

    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member

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  5. spike

    spike Bronze Member

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  6. patsella

    patsella Bronze Member

    20 years is all that worthless POS is getting? Good grief! I think I need to throw-up now.
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  7. patsella

    patsella Bronze Member

    You and me both Kimster. I figured Jacob was deceased, but always hoped somehow he'd come home alive.
    Praying killer gets in general population rather than protective unit when he goes to prison.
    Sorry to sound so harsh, but I have no tolerance for dirtbags like him.
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  8. walkie-talkie

    walkie-talkie Can you hear me now?

    'Jacob, I'm so Sorry:' Mother of Jacob Wetterling Gives Emotional Statement After Son's Killer Confesses

    The mother of Jacob Wetterling, the 11-year-old Minnesota boy who went missing in 1989 before his remains were found last week, is speaking out about the startling confession her son's killer gave Tuesday in a federal courtroom.

    "It's incredibly painful to know his last days, last hours, last minutes," Patty Wetterling said through tears. "He's taught us how to live, how to love, how to be fair, how to be kind. He speaks to the world that he knew … and it is a world that's worth fighting for."
    "We love you, Jacob," Patty continued. "For us, Jacob was alive until we found him. We need to heal ... there's a lot more work to do to protect all of our world's children."

    Through tears, Patty said, "I want to say, 'Jacob, I'm so sorry.' "


    My heart breaks for her. :tears:
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  9. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Mine too! I would have felt the same way.
    But, how many times did I let my boys go to the corner store at that age? I wanted to teach them some independence. I had no idea at the time that there were so many predators out there.
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  10. Ladyslug

    Ladyslug Bronze Member

    It is a hard thing to do as a parent sending kids out to the corner shop should be easy but the knowledge that there are such horrible people in this world makes it so hard.
    But you have to give kids independance, and hope you've taught them enough to keep them safe.
    It must be so hard for his family to come to terms with this monster.
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  11. patsella

    patsella Bronze Member

    Found this article. Makes me ill to read it. I'd have no trouble getting a confession out of him
    and then charging him with the murder.

    With our current laws I do understand the parents agreeing to the plea deal in order to bring Jacob's remains home.


    MINNEAPOLIS — Jacob Wetterling’s confessed killer will never be prosecuted for murdering the 11-year-old in 1989. On Tuesday, Danny Heinrich pleaded guilty to a child porn charge in exchange for giving boy’s family the truth about what happened to their son.
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  12. TripleA

    TripleA Zoo Keeper

    Heartbreaking to read Jacob's mom's words. I hope that in time she will realize that she did not fail him or fail to protect him. She allowed her boys to explore the world and learn independence. Jacob's death is only the fault of the sick man who killed him. My prayers go out to Jacob and his family.
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  13. walkie-talkie

    walkie-talkie Can you hear me now?

    Mother to Jacob Wetterling: 'Our love for you will never die'

    ST. JOSEPH, Minn. - Nearly three thousand people descended on a small central Minnesota community Sunday to remember and say goodbye to a boy who just about everyone knows by name, a boy who sadly, will always remain 11-years-old.

    The public memorial service for Jacob Wetterling was held at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, with an overflow crowd turning out to support his family and friends. Lezlee Bergwall and her friend Angie Klein were among those who turned more than an hour before the service to stand in line.


    The service was an emotional roller coaster, featuring a boys' choir, the reading of a Native American prayer and the playing of Jacob's favorite song, "Listen" by folk singer Red Grammer. St. Benedict's president, Mary Hinton, welcomed the crowd, saying "all of our children are safer forever," thanks to the Wetterling family.

    Jacob's mother, Patty Wetterling, thanked those who came to the memorial and everyone across Minnesota and the country for decades of support. She noted the impact that support had on the Wetterlings in keeping them resolute, and moving ahead in their pursuit of knowing what happened to Jacob.

    "Every prayer, every candle lit, every flower, every porch light. Every hug. Each and every one of them. Each and every one of them has provided us with the courage to move forward and to fight for Jacob and the world that he knew and believed in," Patty shared.

    She also addressed her son directly, telling Jacob "Jacob, we will always carry you in our hearts. And our love for you will never die."

    Jacob's cousin, Allen Overturf, shared memories of Jacob, recalling his love of peanut butter on cereal, his love of the Vikings and his sense of fairness. His younger brother Trevor, who was with Jacob at the time of the abduction, could only manage 30 seconds as his emotions spilled over.

    "I love you Jacob," Trevor said, fighting back tears. "You've changed my life forever and you will never be forgotten."

    On Friday, Gov. Dayton issued a proclamation declaring Oct. 22, 2016 to be "Jacob Wetterling Day" in Minnesota.

    “Today is a very hard day for the Wetterling family and for all Minnesotans. Jacob’s tragedy profoundly affected all of us. On behalf of all Minnesotans, I extend my deepest condolences to the Wetterling family," Dayton said in a statement released Sunday.

    St. Bens estimates that 2,800 attended the memorial service, 2,200 who managed to fit in the fieldhouse and 600 that watched from an overflow area.

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  14. Lily

    Lily Bronze Member

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  15. patsella

    patsella Bronze Member

    Thank you for sharing Walkie Talkie. I feel such sadness for the family and all who cared, hoped, and prayed he'd be found alive.
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  16. walkie-talkie

    walkie-talkie Can you hear me now?

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  17. DaisyChains

    DaisyChains Bronze Member

    amen triple A!
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  18. Sunburst

    Sunburst Bronze Member

    Meaghan of Charleyproject also has a blog on wordpress. In her most recent post, she writes about attending the Fourth Annual Missing Person Event in Wisconsin. Patty Wetterling was the keynote speaker. Meaghan summarizes Patty's keynote speech.

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  19. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Thank you very much for this link!
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