MINNEAPOLIS – The Latest on reports that the remains of a Minnesota boy who has been missing since 1989 have been found. Jacob Wetterling was 11 when he disappeared from central Minnesota (all times local):
Officials at the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center say they are in deep grief over reports that the remains of the center's namesake have been found.
Jacob Wetterling was 11 when he disappeared in 1989 near his central Minnesota home. His mother, Patty, said Saturday that his remains have been found.
Federal authorities have declined to comment.
The resource center in Minneapolis is dedicated to helping prevent the exploitation of children. Their statement Saturday said they "didn't want Jacob's story to end this way."
The mother of a Minnesota boy missing since 1989 says his remains have been found.
Patty Wetterling said in a text message to KARE-TV that 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling "has been found and our hearts are broken."
Wetterling did not immediately respond to calls and text messages from The Associated Press. Federal authorities declined to comment.
The mystery of Jacob's abduction has intrigued Minnesota residents for more than two decades. In the years afterward, Patty Wetterling became a nationally recognized advocate for missing children.