Posted in children, Crystal S. Kauffman, missing child, missing children, missing kids, Missing person, murdered

Devastating End to 27-Year-Old Mystery


By, Crystal S. Kauffman, Staff Writer  

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Minnesota officials has finally learned what had happened to the 11-year-old, Jacob Wetterling, who was abducted on October 22, 1989 from St. Joseph. According to StarTribune, Jacob was riding home from a convenience store with his brother and his best friend when a masked gunman forced Jacob into his car and handcuffed him. His brother and friend were told to run or he would shoot them also. Tragically, on September 3rd, 2016, local authorities announced that they had in fact found Jacob’s remains on a farm in Paynesville, Minnesota.

Jacob Wetterling was sexually assaulted and killed on the same night he disappeared. The killer Danny Heinrich confessed to burying him and later after moving his remains to the farm where he led investigators. According to CBS Minnesota, Jacob’s mother became a national child advocate and helped create the Jacob Wetterling Act that Congress passed in 1994. This law requires anyone who is arrested and convicted of being a sexual offender must register with their state law enforcement. In addition, Jacob’s mother, Patty Wetterling, also created the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center.

In 2015, Danny Heinrich becomes a “Person of Interest” after being arrested on unrelated child pornography charges. However, he denied his involvement in Jacob’s abduction on October 22, 1989.  According CBS Minnesota, a confession from Danny Heinrich in a plea deal has given Jacob’s family the answer that they have hoped for over the last 27 years. The killer’s confession led to Jacob’s remains and he was later positively identified by DNA. He will face 20 years in prison as a results of the plea deal for the pornography charges, but he will not face justice for killing Jacob.

 

References:

CBS Minnesota (2016) Plea Deal Negotiations Led To Discovery Of Wetterling Remains

Retrieved from the World Wide Web on September 8, 2016

Plea Deal Negotiations Led To Discovery Of Wetterling Remains

CBS Minnesota (2016) Wetterling’s Abduction & Heinrich’s Confession: A Timeline Of Events

Retrieved from the World Wide Web on September 8, 2016

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2016/09/06/wetterlings-abduction-heinrichs-confession-a-timeline-of-events/

StarTribune (2016) Danny Heinrich confesses to abducting and killing Jacob Wetterling

Retrieved from the World Wide Web on September 8, 2016

http://www.startribune.com/danny-heinrich-confesses-to-abducting-and-killing-jacob-wetterling/392438361/

Posted in Baby Jane doe, Boston police, Crystal S. Kauffman, missing children

Baby Jane Doe is Still Unidentified!


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A little girl was found on June 25, 2015, on the western shore of Deer Island, she is yet to be identified. She was found dead on Massachusetts Beach in a trash bag with her zebra striped blanket and white leggings with black polka dots. Police are asking everyone to look around the social events like: school, church, neighborhood, parties, birthday parties, or even day care activities.

Look for a child that is missing, which is usually with a parent or guardian that attends these functions. Police estimate that the little girl is about four-years-old. She is described as having brown eyes and long brown hair in a computer generated photo that is being distributed by police on social media. Police say millions have shared her image among their social media sites, but they need more help sharing her image.

Please call in your tip, because it is better to be wrong than to be right…in this situation! Police are asking for the public’s help in finding out who this Baby Jane Doe is. She is described as being about 3 ½ ft. tall and she weighed about 30 lbs. at the time of her death. Police are hoping to identify this beautiful child and find out exactly what happened to her. Police are hoping that this information can help jog someone’s memory, so police are encouraging people to share Jane Doe’s information.

Additionally, they are asking people to notify the Massachusetts authorities and/or Boston Police Department.  So, far no missing persons reports of any child missing in that area has been reported. The police decided to release the computerized image of the toddler, because it may help someone remember this child. The items found with her are just as important, because it will lead the investigation in to this child’s death.

Please keep sharing her information, become someone you know, may be the key to getting justice for this child. Police find it hard that a parent doesn’t know their child is missing, unless it is a situation where a parent would not know. This may have been an accident, but police are waiting on toxicology report to come back to see if she was poisoned or had drugs in her system

So, if you are her parents, then speak up because she deserves to have a name and police are waiting to talk with you. Police say that she is not Aalyiah Lunsford, the toddler that has been missing since 2011 from the West Virginia area.

Please share this and her picture, until this child has a name and someone that misses her!

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