It Cant Happen Here

It Cant Happen Here Anyone Who Was Living In The Midwest In The Fall Of 1989 Was Familiar With The Jacob Wetterling Kidnapping The Story Was All Over The News There Were Newspaper Articles, Television News Stories, Posters, Billboards, And Buttons Jacob Was Everywhere, But He Couldn T Be Found It Can T Happen Here Is An Investigative And Historical Chronicle Of Jacob S Case From Several Perspectives It Is A Well Documented Journey That Begins With The Day Of The Abduction And The Massive Media Following The Book Recounts The Support Of The Local Community, And Offers A Glimpse Of How Jacob S Kidnapping Spawned Significant Progress Toward The Safety Of All Children Through The Efforts Of The Jacob Wetterling Foundation The Book Then Moves On To A Detailed Presentation Of The Investigative Effort To Find Jacob And His Kidnapper, And Concludes With An Examination Of Several Individuals Who Were Investigated In The Case It Can T Happen Here Those Are Four Seemingly Defiant Words, And At One Time They Offered What Many Considered A Sense Of Immunity From The Growing Horrors Of Society In Reality, The Phrase Was Merely An Empty Promise, And It Represented The Immediate Collective Reaction To The Shocking Truth That Was Realized In St Joseph, Minnesota, After The Night Of October 22, 1989 What Happened To Jacob Wetterling Changed The World No Longer Were The Small Towns In The Midwest Considered Immune To The Horrors Of The Exploitation Of Children The Search For Jacob Wetterling Has Been Unlike Any Other Search For A Missing Child The Purpose Of This Book Is To Accomplish Two Primary Objectives First, The Kidnapping Of Jacob Wetterling Is An Incredible, True Story, One That Is As Compelling And Mysterious As Any Such Crime Could Be Jacob S Story Is In Many Ways Stranger Than Fiction For Every Question That Has Been Answered During The Course Of The Investigation, It Seems That The Answers Have Led To Questions It Is A Complex Story That Has Been Longing To Be Told, And Never To Be Forgotten.Second, The Case Of Jacob Wetterling S Kidnapping Is A Solvable Crime Someone Has The Answers, Or That One Piece Of Information, However Small, Which Could Help Solve Jacob S Case This Book Contains A Significant Volume Of Information, Including A Glimpse Of Several Individuals Who Have Been Investigated, And Several Promising But Forgotten Leads That Developed Over The Course Of The Investigation Ultimately, The Goal Of This Book Is To Not Only Tell The Story Of The Search For Jacob Wetterling, But Also To Provide Some Detail Or Trigger Someone S Memory Of That One Bit Of Information That Could Help Solve The Case If This Book Is Put Into The Hands Of The Right Person, I Truly Believe It Actually Could Help.It Should Be Noted That This Book Was Written Without Input From The Wetterling Family Or The Jacob Wetterling Resource Center Family Members Were Not Interviewed For The Book, Nor Was Their Input Sought As A Research And Investigative Work, My Goal Has Been To Make This Book An Objective, Unbiased Work Relevant Quotes Attributed To Wetterling Family Members Or Acquaintances, And Persons Associated With The Wetterling Investigation Are Credited To Their Respective Media Sources, And Are Included For Emphasis And Continuity. The case of 11 year old Jacob Wetterling, who was abducted in 1989, is forever in our hearts for anyone from Minnesota As the case passes its 25th anniversary, people around the United States have been looking at it with renewed interest and resolve Who took Jacob In Stearns County, there are potential suspects than I ve ever heard of in any case Robert Dudley has delved into the possibilities with each one of them It Can t Happen Here is a long time in coming, and is the only book of its kind on this case Dudley had researched the case carefully, thoughtfully, and without the kind of bias that is usually so hard to avoid in a case like this A beautiful writer on a terrible crime, he treats it as much than a case, but Jacob as a child who was part of a loving
Jacob Wetterlings story has always intrigued me over the years I found this book to be very informative and the author did a great job in his own investigation I had no idea there were that many suspects and different crimes being committed in the area It s sad that auth