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McFeely: Some educated speculation about Thursday’s Wetterling news

When social media started blowing up Thursday afternoon about a press conference regarding an arrest connected to the Jacob Wetterling abduction case, most people likely believed the case had been solved. It would've been the biggest news story o...

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Jacob Wetterling

When social media started blowing up Thursday afternoon about a press conference regarding an arrest connected to the Jacob Wetterling abduction case, most people likely believed the case had been solved. It would’ve been the biggest news story of the year - easily - in Minnesota and would’ve led the national news for the next couple of days.

Wetterling, then 11 years old, was abducted from a gravel road near his St. Joseph, Minn., home in October 1989. He hasn’t been found, despite more than 50,000 worldwide leads in the last 26 years.

Wetterling’s abduction has been one of the most painful crimes in state history. Everybody - and I mean everybody - feels a stab of pain whenever you hear the name Jacob Wetterling. The case is the realization of every parent’s nightmare, a child abducted and never heard from again.

Read the rest of this column on Mike McFeely's AreaVoices' blog.

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