Thousands Were at the Jacob Wetterling Memorial Service
St. Joseph, MN (KROC-AM News) - Thousands of people attended today's memorial service Sunday morning for Jacob Wetterling.
More than 3500 people were there, 2,600 inside the Field House at the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph. 1,000 more people were in an overflow area, where the service was simulcast.
According to the Star Tribune...
The memorial began with a photo montage of Jacob's brief life flashing across screens in the front of the hall as the St. Benedict women's choir sang "I believe in the sun, even when it's not shining."
After songs, prayers and words of hope interspersed with memories filled the 75-minute service, gospel singer Robert Robinson came before those assembled and steadily built volume to a hall-shaking crescendo as he rolled through "You'll Never Walk Alone."
The man responsible for his death, 53-year-old Danny Heinrichs, brought authorities to the site after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors that led to a guilty plea to a child pornography charge and a public confession to the abduction, sexual assault, and murder of Jacob on October 22, 1989.