New Files Released in Jacob Wetterling Case

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Nearly 29 years after Jacob Wetterling was kidnapped and murdered in Minnesota, police release more than 41,000 pages of records documenting the investigation.

The records date back to 1989 following the abduction, and continue until 2016 when Danny Heinrich led authorities to Wetterling’s remains. 

Documents revealed why Heinrich should have been the main suspect.

His shoe prints and tire tracks from his vehicle matched those at the Wetterling scene. He also failed a lie detector test.

Heinrich also asked a friend how to get rid of a body.

The sheriff added the investigation was led by inexperienced FBI investigators instead of an experienced team.

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