by Dennis Dalman
The long search for Jacob Wetterling will be featured on an episode of The Hunt, which will air at 8 p.m. (Central time) Sunday, Aug. 31 on CNN, the Cable News Network.
The Hunt is hosted by John Walsh, whose young son, Adam, was abducted and murdered many years ago. Walsh then dedicated much of his life to exposing and helping capture dangerous criminals. Many felons on the run were located and arrested because of Walsh’s efforts.
The Hunt is his new show, which debuted in July.
Wetterling is the St. Joseph boy who was abducted when he was 11 years old by a masked man wielding a gun. The crime occurred 25 years ago, on Oct. 22, 1989 while Jacob was on the way home from a convenience store with his brother and a friend. The three boys were on a country road. The man ordered Jacob into his car and told the other boys to run away.
Jacob is the son of Patty and Jerry Wetterling, who still live in St. Joseph.