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September 5, 2016
Paynesville area pays respects to Jacob
PAYNESVILLE—At times Monday afternoon, the road alongside a well-grazed pasture near Paynesville was quiet. But most times a slow stream...
September 5, 2016 - 8:17pm
Community pays respects where Wetterling remains found
PAYNESVILLE -- A steady stream of people stopped Monday alongside a road near Paynesville, overlooking a farm pasture where the remains of Jacob...
September 5, 2016 - 1:29pm
September 3, 2016
Authorities confirm Jacob Wetterling's body has been found
The Stearns County Sheriff's Department has confirmed in a new release Saturday that Jacob Wetterling's remains have been located. In a 5:30...
September 3, 2016 - 6:03pm
Update: Remains of Jacob Wetterling have been found
ST. JOSEPH -- After nearly 27 years of not knowing what happened to Jacob Wetterling -- the 11-year-old boy abducted on a dirt road in 1989 near...
September 3, 2016 - 9:01am
December 7, 2015
Wetterling tells Paynesville community, assault victims they will be heard now
PAYNESVILLE — After nearly 30 years of silence and suffering, the community of Paynesville was told Sunday that the “heinous, unforgivable...
December 7, 2015 - 12:03am
November 3, 2015
Wetterlings hold out hope that Jacob will be found
CORRECTION MADE Nov. 4: DNA evidence links Daniel Heinrich to the abduction of a boy in Cold Spring, which occurred just months before Jacob...
November 3, 2015 - 9:08pm
June 22, 2015
Volunteer team still searches for Iowa news anchor who vanished 20 years ago
LONG PRAIRIE — Jodi Huisentruit overslept on the day she disappeared.
June 22, 2015 - 12:53am
August 9, 2013
Duluth police find no evidence of abduction
DULUTH -- No one has been reported missing and there’s no evidence anyone was abducted in Duluth’s Lincoln Park neighborhood Wednesday evening despite a report from a teenage girl who said her friend had been taken against her will by men in a black SUV, police said. Police...
August 9, 2013 - 7:54am
June 8, 2013
Autopsy set for body believed to be Iowa girl
BOONE, Iowa (AP) -- Authorities planned to conduct an autopsy Saturday on a body found in a river that is believed to be that of a 15-year-old girl who was abducted more than two weeks ago. Investigators are confident that the body a fisherman found Friday night in the Des Moines...
June 8, 2013 - 1:05pm
May 9, 2013
Cleveland man arraigned on rape, kidnap charges
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A Cleveland man was arraigned Thursday on charges of rape and kidnapping after three women missing for about a decade were found alive at his home earlier in the week. By MEGHAN BARR and THOMAS J. SHEERAN Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) -- A Cleveland...
May 9, 2013 - 7:42am
Police: Women left captor's home twice in a decade
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Three women found alive after a decade in captivity endured lonely, dark lives inside a dingy home where they were raped and allowed outside only a handful of times in disguises while walking to a garage steps away, investigators say. By MEGHAN BARR...
May 9, 2013 - 7:20am
May 7, 2013
Frantic 911 call leads to 3 missing women in Ohio (videos)
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The woman's voice was frantic and breathless, and she was choking back tears. "Help me. I'm Amanda Berry," she told a 911 dispatcher. "I've been kidnapped and I've been missing for 10 years and I'm, I'm here, I'm free now." By THOMAS J. SHEERAN and JOHN...
May 7, 2013 - 6:32am
February 20, 2013
Update: Baby taken in suspected abduction found safe
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An 8-month-old boy who was reportedly abducted from an apartment has been found safe, and the suspect is in custody. Authorities say it appears Carlos Orozco was not harmed. The mother told police she left Carlos in his car seat in her apartment in the 2100 block...
February 20, 2013 - 4:57pm
Minneapolis police issue alert in reported abduction
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police have issued an Amber Alert and are looking for a suspect in the reported abduction of an 8-month-old boy. The mother told police she left Carlos Orozco in his car seat in her apartment in the 2100 block of Portland Avenue South while she took...
February 20, 2013 - 4:09pm
January 11, 2013
Minn. grandparents could face charges in 1994 abduction case
By Ken Kusmer, Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities on Friday identified a 24-year-old man discovered living in Minnesota under...
January 11, 2013 - 11:32am