Former 'Person of Interest' in Case Releases Statement in Response to Wetterling News Conference

September 20, 2018 03:16 PM

The video above is from a March 29, 2017 report.


The attorney for Dan Rassier, a man authorities once viewed as a person of interest in the Jacob Wetterling investigation, spoke Thursday after the Stearns County Sheriff's Office released thousands of documents related to the Wetterling case. 

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During a press conference prior to the release of the documents, Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmundson spoke of missteps in the investigation.

"(Rassier) wants the truth to come out," Mike Padden, Rassier's attorney, said. "He wants the truth to come out that these people threw him under the bus for no good reason. Today's press conference helps solidify that fact."  

RELATED: Former Person of Interest in Wetterling Case Sues Investigators

In March 2017, Rassier field a lawsuit in U.S. District Court alleging investigators fraudulently and illegally secured a search warrant while pursuing a theory that altered the course of the investigation and threw his name into the spotlight.

Rassier is seeking at least $2 million in damages.

Rassier's name was cleared following Danny Heinrich's confession that he kidnapped and killed Wetterling.


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