Person Of Interest Announced In 26-Year-Old Cold Case
Despite new developments, police stressed throughout a press conference that Daniel Heinrich hasn't been charged with Jacob Wetterling's abduction.By Jamal Andress | October 29, 2015
New developments have been announced in a 26-year-old cold case. The Justice Department and FBI identified a person of interest in the disappearance of Jacob Wetterling.
Police say Wetterling was abducted at gunpoint from a convenience store in 1989 in St. Joseph, Minnesota. Since that time, there have been no suspects and no substantial information on Wetterling's whereabouts.
"Daniel James Heinrich was arrested on federal charges stemming from a child exploitation investigation. ... Given the nature of these charges and as a result of similarities between the abduction of Jacob Wetterling ... and the alleged criminal activity of Daniel Heinrich, we consider him to be a person of interest in the Wetterling abduction." FBI investigator Richard Thornton said.