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Remains of 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling, abducted in 1989, are found

Remains of 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling, abducted in 1989, are found

Remains found in central Minnesota in recent days are those of Jacob Wetterling, who was abducted in 1989, authorities said Saturday in an announcement that provided some long-awaited answers to a mystery that captivated the state for decades and sparked changes in sex offender laws.

Jacob was 11 when he was kidnapped from a rural road near his home in St. Joseph, Minn., about 80 miles northwest of Minneapolis.

The Stearns County Sheriff's Office said in a statement it "confirms that Jacob Wetterling's remains have been located." The statement said that the Ramsey County medical examiner and a forensic odontologist identified the remains on...

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