Asher Klein

Jacob Wetterling's Parents Post Video Honoring His Legacy

The 11-year-old boy was kidnapped in St. Joseph, Minnesota, in 1989

Jacob Wetterling's parents say they're still fighting for a world where children can grow up safe and follow their dreams.

Patty and Jerry Wetterling released a short video Tuesday saying they drew strength from the love and support of so many people in the search for Jacob, who was kidnapped near their St. Joseph, Minnesota, home in 1989.

An Annandale man, Danny Heinrich, recently led authorities to Jacob's remains and confessed that he kidnapped, sexually assaulted and killed the 11-year-old.

In the video, the Wetterlings encourage people to join the #11forJacob movement — named after Jacob's No. 11 sports jersey. They also encourage people to live by 11 simple traits he valued: be fair, be kind, understanding, honest, thankful, a good sport, a good friend, joyful, generous, gentle with others and positive.

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