Jacob Erwin Wetterling
North American Missing Persons Network
Jacob Erwin Wetterling

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Above Images: Right: age-progressed to 35 years. (2013)

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 22, 1989 from Saint Joseph, Stearns County, Minnesota
  • Classification: Non Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: February 17, 1978
  • Age: 11
  • Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
  • Weight: 75 lbs (34 kg)
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Jacob has a mole on his left cheek,
    a mole on his neck and a scar on his knee. Contact lenses.
  • Clothing: Jacob was wearing a red St. Cloud hockey jacket with a
    St. Cloud Police Department logo on the back. He was also wearing a reflective
    orange vest, a red t-shirt, blue jogging pants and a blue mesh jersey, high-top
    Nike running shoes. .
  • AKA: Jake
  • Case Number: 89006407

  • Details of Disappearance
    Jacob was last seen at approximately 9:00 p.m. He was with his brother and another friend when they were threatened at gunpoint by an unknown individual. He ordered them to throw their bikes into a ditch and lie down. After asking each boy his age, he told the other boys to run toward the nearby woods and not look back. But after a short distance, they did turn around just in time to see the man leading Jacob away by the elbow.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Stearns County Sheriff's Office

    Source Information
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