Patty and Jerry Wetterling hosted a community event in Paynesville Sunday night called “a night of sharing and healing” to connect with residents whose lives have been changed since their son Jacob’s abduction back in October of 1989. 52-year-old Daniel Heinrich, was a resident of Paynesville at the time of Jacob’s disappearance, and was recently named a “person of interest” in the case. Between 1986 and 1988 there were multiple incidents in which young males were physically and/or sexually assaulted in Paynesville. Jerry Wetterling says he and Patty had a chance to speak with several of the victims about two years ago. Wetterling says they will continue to search for Jacob and knows the community of Paynesville is ready to help. Heinrich faces unrelated child pornography charges after a search warrant found 19 binders full of photos of naked young boys and video tapes in his Annandale home.
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