Former FBI Agent Defends Work on Wetterling Investigation

October 02, 2018 08:57 PM

Former FBI Agent Steve Gilkerson, who is now retired from the agency, says the sheriff's take on the case is "a revisionist account of the investigation."

He said the sheriff misled the public about what FBI agents could and couldn't do. 

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"The interrogation I was going to do was the final step we could take," Gilkerson said. "It was a hail mary effort to get Heinrich to confess. It was a culmination of everything that had taken place in that investigation up until that point."

Gilkerson says in 1990 when he interviewed Danny Heinrich, he believed he was responsible for the Cold Spring kidnapping and possibly Jacob's disappearance, but he and his colleagues were stopped short. 

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