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Summary: The 22nd anniversary of the abduction of Jacob Wetterling is being marked with a large donation to the AMBER Alert program, which notifies the community about missing children. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on October 22, 2010, Aubrey Immelman commemorated the 21st anniversary of Jacob Wetterling’s abduction on October 22, 1989 in St. Joseph, Minn.


Oct 5th, 2010

Update: Jacob Wetterling’s remains have been found after Danny Heinrich led investigators to a site in Central Minnesota. … Previous: Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner announced that nothing of consequence was found in the July 2010 search of the Rassier farmstead in the Jacob Wetterling kidnapping investigation; however, he added that technology could eventually improve to the extent that it would allow for future testing of the items seized.


Jul 3rd, 2010

Summary: On Friday, July 2, 2010 Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner described 54-year-old music teacher Dan Rassier as a “person of interest” in the abduction of Jacob Wetterling at the end of the Rassier driveway on the evening of Oct. 22, 1989. Aubrey Immelman discusses aspects of criminal motive and the likely offender profile, noting the need for a linkage analyis involving the unsolved kidnapping and sexual assault of Jared S. in Cold Spring and the unexplained disappearance of Joshua Guimond from the campus of St. John’s University. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on July 3, 2009 Aubrey Immelman, on the occasion of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s sudden resignation from office, featured his research on Palin’s personal psychology, conducted at the Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics.


Jul 1st, 2010

Summary: On Wednesday, June 30, 2010 — more than 20 years after Jacob Wetterling’s abduction on Oct. 22, 1989 — law enforcement converged on the farmstead on the outskirts of St. Joseph, Minn., where a masked man took Jacob at gunpoint at the approach to the driveway of 29748 91st Ave, home Robert and Rita Rassier and their son Daniel Rassier. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on July 1, 2009 Aubrey Immelman reported that PolitiFact’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Truth-O-Meter rated Rep. Michele Bachmann’s “ridiculously false statement” that the Constitution only requires people to tell the Census Bureau how many individuals are in their home as [Liar, Liar] Pants on Fire.