Jacob Wetterling Day

Jacob Wetterling

KIMT News 3- Today marks 27 years since the disappearance of Jacob Wetterling from St. Joseph, MN.

His disappearance remained a mystery and shook the nation for nearly 27 years until September 1st when Danny Heinrich confused to sexually assaulting and killing him. He then led FBI agents to his remains.

Governor Mark Dayton has declared today Jacob Wetterling Day in Minnesota.

Jacob’s family and members of the community took part in the first Running Home for Jacob 5k in his hometown. Funds raised today will go to the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center which works to end all forms of child abuse and neglect.

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