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Body of Jacob Wetterling Finally Found In MN
« on: September 04, 2016, 11:17:33 AM »
The body of Jacob Wetterling, missing from St. Joseph MN since 1989, finally found.

If you're not from MN, I don't know if this is even something you knew about before this. Here in MN, it was like a blow against everyone in the state when Jacob was first taken. The wound never went away.

I was in my mid-20s when it happened - my daughter was about 4. St. Joseph is adjacent to my hometown of St. Cloud. The whole community was seized with a reasonable fear that an unknown predator was amongst us, and because the abductor was never found (until now), the whole community, and even the whole state were invested in the outcome of this case. The ever-present concern faded over time, but every time Jacob's name would come up - on the anniversary of his abduction, or for the several months his mother ran as a Democrat against Michele Bachmann - it would send a ripple through the whole state.

Rest in peace now Jacob. May your family and the boys who were with you that horrible day finally find peace and closure. And may the freak who stole your life find the justice he richly deserves.
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Re: Body of Jacob Wetterling Finally Found In MN
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2016, 12:55:39 PM »
When I caught this news yesterday I was not surprised he was long dead, I was not surprised this twisted predator did it...but it did revive sadness and anger.  And for the life of me I cannot ever understand why Patty would ever want to be connected to a party filled with such evil predators who want other predators sharing public restrooms with our kids and put a serial predator back in the White House to pray on more young interns.

Shows how truly insane the world is up down all around.

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Re: Body of Jacob Wetterling Finally Found In MN
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2016, 06:18:32 PM »
This and Iowa's Johnny Gosch pretty much killed normal childhoods, the consequences of such we're now seeing in spades.

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Re: Body of Jacob Wetterling Finally Found In MN
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2016, 06:41:33 PM »
I can't imagine what pain they've gone through and the grief they now feel. As a parent and grandparent, I can only pray I'll never have to find out.

We'll keep the Wetterlings in our hearts and prayers.
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Re: Body of Jacob Wetterling Finally Found In MN
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2016, 08:46:26 AM »
I can't imagine what pain they've gone through and the grief they now feel...

My wife and I were discussing this last night. Obviously I have no way of truly understanding, but if I were to guess, I would say that his parents probably feel right now very similar to how they felt when he was first taken. After 27 years of learning to deal with the pain of the loss, I bet they are right back where they started. So sad.
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Re: Body of Jacob Wetterling Finally Found In MN
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2016, 03:43:06 PM »
I'll have to ask my father if he knew anything in particular or if it was just his level of concern...but we were the weird people in our neighborhood growing up, we locked our doors and were taught the buddy system...if nobody home, doors locked, and at night when everybody was in (or most everybody  ::devil:: ) we locked our doors...most of my friends I could just walk into their houses anytime anybody was home.  This was the mid-60's to 70's though, there was still some innocence then...about the most nefarious thing I recall is a scare one Halloween in mid-70's...rumors about somebody putting razor blades in caramel candy apples...don't know if that was urban legend or parental reverse psychology...as kids we wouldn't want crap like that at Halloween anyway, we wanted candy...anything else was likely tossed aside or used in a prank or chucked into that houses mail box...

And I don't think bad things never happened in previous generations, its just that they were not talked about...that and as populations grew and (cough) diversified instances started getting more attention in the if-it-bleeds-it-leads press.  The Wetterling case and those like it put a scare into parents, and I don't see that as a bad thing...however helicopter parents are another thing (they gave us the Millennial's...).  My brothers kids were about 4-6 when Jacob was taken...they were (are) good kids and followed the guidance given them.

I'm sure it is awful for the Wetterlings...27 years, and the worst confirmed.  Wouldn't wish that on any parent.

And now there is likely democrat targeting kids.

Just like in the Wetterling case and every one like it...if I ever saw anything odd going down...don't just drive by and make a call...do something!
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Re: Body of Jacob Wetterling Finally Found In MN
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Re: Body of Jacob Wetterling Finally Found In MN
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2016, 07:45:47 AM »
Yeah, worst fears confirmed.

If my family...well, there'd be no rotting in prison 30 years later on other charges...there would just be one less evil scumbag on the planet  missing for 30 years and counting...

This guy was a person of interest way back...there are ways to get a real confession...sad to say but vigilante justice is often the only justice regular people have access to now days...

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