Officials at the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center are holding out hope that he's still alive, 23 years after being abducted in St. Joseph. Wetterling was 11-years-old on October 22nd, 1989 and would be 34 today. Program coordinator Alison Feigh [[ fay ]] says abductors usually tell somebody else what they did and with all the ti
me that has passed, they're hoping "to reach that other person who they've told, disclosed what they've done." Feigh says they're also hoping that person will be brave enough to come forward so the Wetterling family and the community get the answers they've been waiting for. The Wetterling Resource Center is asking families to leave a porch light on today to honor Jacob.
Jacob, I was 10 years old when you were abducted. I didn't know you or your family but I thought about you a lot. I wished every day that detectives you find you alive. I even imagined what it'd be like if I could have helped somehow in finding you. I still have hope that at 34 years old, you will find your way home.