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Oct 22nd, 2009

Summary: October 22, 2009 marks the 20th anniversary of Jacob Wetterling’s abduction in St. Joseph, Minn. Jacob has never been found and his disappearance remains unsolved. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on the fourth day of his write-in campaign against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, Aubrey Immelman thanked supporters for their messages of encouragement and online contributions and published excerpts from Eric Zaetsch’s “Developers are Crabgrass” blog entry for Oct. 20, 2008, regarding his write-in candidacy.


Aug 28th, 2009

Summary: Jaycee Lee Dugard, kidnapped in 1991 from a school bus stop at the age of 11, has been found alive after being held captive by a convicted rapist in his backyard as a sex slave for nearly two decades and forced to bear two of his children. Report includes links to the Jacob Wetterling and Joshua Guimond missing person cases. … On the 45th day of his campaign against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann for the Republican nomination as House of Representatives candidate in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, Aubrey Immelman traveled to Annandale, where he appeared live with Dan “Ox” Ochsner and Mike Landy of Newstalk KNSI AM 1040 (Leighton Broadcasting) at Camp Friendship to benefit Friendship Ventures, a non-profit agency that creates educational, recreational, and social opportunities for people with mental and physical developmental disabilities.


Dec 16th, 2008

Ottis Toole, a serial killer who died more than a decade ago is the person who decapitated the 6-year-old son of “America’s Most Wanted” host John Walsh in 1981, according to Florida police. The announcement brought to a close a case that has haunted the Walsh family for more than two decades, launched the television show about the nation’s most notorious criminals, and inspired changes in how authorities search for missing children.