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Jacob Wetterling case to be featured on CNN Sunday night

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The Jacob Wetterling case will be featured on CNN Sunday night as part of John Walsh's program, "The Hunt with John Walsh."

Oct. 22 will mark 25 years since 11-year-old Jacob was abducted by a man wearing a mask as he, his brother and a friend were riding their bikes on a road in St. Joseph, Minnesota. The man ordered the boys to throw their bikes into a ditch and lie down on the ground. The man took Jacob with him. He's never been found.

Program manager at the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center says Sunday's episode of "The Hunt with John Walsh," which airs at 8 p.m., will look at how the case has evolved over the years, WJON says.

Earlier this year, the Wetterling case received new attention when a Minnesota blogger raised questions about attacks on children in Paynesville in the mid-1980s and a possible connection to Jacob's abduction. Authorities rekindled the investigation into the 1989 disappearance, which led authorities to Delbert Huber, who from prison denied having any connection with Jacob's disappearance. Huber died a week later of natural causes.

Jacob's mother, Patty Wetterling, who is an advocate for families of missing children, has posted five questions for her son's abductor on CNN.com. She writes that not knowing what happened to Jacob has left a lot of unanswered questions for her family, so if she had the chance to speak with the person who took him, she'd want to know: who the abductor is, if Jacob is still alive, why didn't the abductor let him go, what was the last thing Jacob said to him, and "what made you think you could steal a child?"

"The Hunt with John Walsh" features unsolved and ongoing criminal investigations. Walsh was the host "America's Most Wanted" before it was canceled in 2011.

Anyone with information about Jacob Wetterling is urged to contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 800-843-5678.

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