KARE 11 is reporting they received a text today from Jacob Wetterling's mother, Patty, saying he had been found and that their hearts are broken.




The boy's remains were found after a person-of-interest in the case led them to a spot in Central Minnesota. Law enforcement have declined to name the location.

Jacob Wetterling was 11-years-old when he was kidnapped from near his St. Joseph, Minnesota home in 1989.

Daniel Heinrich
Daniel Heinrich - photo from Sherburne County Sheriff's office

The case drew widespread attention last October when a person described as a longtime suspect in the Wetterling kidnapping was arrested on child pornography charges. The man - 53-year-old Daniel Heinrich - has been in custody since then, awaiting trial. 

KSTP TV is reporting he has apparently decided to cooperate and provided information on where the missing boy’s remains could be found. KSTP says remains were recovered Thursday at an undisclosed location in central Minnesota and DNA tests will be conducted to determine if they are those of Jacob.


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