Interest Booming In Planned Jacob Wetterling 5K
ST. PAUL - Now that Jacob Wetterling's remains have been found, there's been a lot of interest in a 5K run that's been planned in his name. The Jacob Wetterling Resource Center has been organizing the event since early this year.
Director Kari Christensen says "Running HOME for Jacob" will be held next month.
We are really looking forward to it now as a way for the community to come together and honor the memory of Jacob Wetterling, and honor the Wetterling family, and all the rest of those families out there that we've been helping on a daily basis that are looking for their loved ones.
Christensen says the 5K on Saturday, October 22nd will be at Lake Phalen in St. Paul. There's also a one-mile kids race.
Meanwhile, support for the Wetterling family has been pouring in from all over the world to the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center.
We are receiving a tremendous outpouring of phone calls, and emails, and Facebook messages, and we're so very grateful for that. So grateful that people care so much about Jacob and his family, and our staff and the people that do this work. We are keeping those messages so that at a later date if the Wetterling family would like to view those messages we have them available to them.
Jacob Wetterling's remains were recovered from a field near Paynesville last week. Danny Heinrich confessed to his kidnapping, sexual assault, and murder in court on Tuesday.