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Missing Child




Jacob Wetterling

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If you have information concerning this case, please contact:
The Stearns Co., MN Sheriff’s Office (320) 259-3700
or The Polly Klaas® Foundation (800) 587-4357

Missing child information:

Type of Abduction: Non-family
Date Missing: 10/22/89
Missing from: St Joseph, MN
Date of Birth: 2/17/78
Age at disappearance: 11 years old
Race: White
Sex: Male
Height: 5’ 0”
Weight: 75 lbs.
Hair: Light Brown
Build: Thin

Other: Mole on his left cheek, a mole on his neck and a scar on his knee.

Circumstances: Jacob was last seen the evening of October 22, 1989 returning with his brother and a friend from a convenience store. They were stopped by a masked man with a gun about a half mile from his home in St Joseph, Minnesota. The other two boys were let go, but the masked man took Jacob. Neither Jacob nor the man have been seen since. Jacob's photo is shown age-progressed to 35 years by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.


News Stories

"Ladies Home Journal-Still waiting for Jacob" (3/96)
"ABC News-A mother's search" (9/27/00)
"WCCO-Wetterling appeals to son's abductor" (10/22/98)
"Jacob Wetterling Foundation"


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