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Associated Press, Published October 04 2009

Wetterling family to mark 20th anniversary of son's abduction

ST. JOSEPH, Minn. – It will soon be 20 years since 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling was kidnapped by a stranger just a half-mile from his home in St. Joseph.

The Wetterling family will mark the day by hosting a “Celebration of Children” concert at the Benedicta Arts Center at the College of St. Benedict on Oct. 17.

Jacob was abducted Oct. 22, 1989. Patty Wetterling, Jacob’s mother, calls it an unbelievably long time ago.

Patty Wetterling said the concert will be an uplifting day, featuring children’s musician Red Grammer. She said it’s also a chance to thank everyone who has supported the family over the past 20 years.


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