Wetterling Family: 'Changes are Still Needed' Ahead of Investigative File Release

This file photo shows Jerry and Patty Wetterling arriving at the Douglas County Courthouse in February. Photo: KSTP-TV
This file photo shows Jerry and Patty Wetterling arriving at the Douglas County Courthouse in February.

September 19, 2018 01:02 PM

The Wetterling family has released a statement ahead of the investigative file set to be made public Thursday.

The Wetterling family said "changes are still needed" in light of the release. The files pertain to the investigation into Jacob Wetterling's abduction.

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The statement, signed by "Jerry, Patty and the entire Wetterling family," reads:

Tomorrow, the investigative file in the search for Jacob will be released. It is difficult for us to relive those dark days. With time, our family is healing and getting stronger and we appreciated all of the efforts to make things better for future victims of crime, their families and for all of us. Our hearts hurt for anyone who is pained or hurt from the release of this file. Clearly, changes are still needed.

The statement continues: Hug your children, tell them how unique and special they are, say a prayer, light a candle, hold hands, be with friends and always hope.

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