Jacob Wetterling's mom speaks out on son's case, advocacy work ahead of new book

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As the years passed with no answers about what happened to her son,

Patty Wetterling found hope in the stories of other missing children who had made it back home.

I would do anything to protect my children and all of these children," Patty told ABC News as she thumbed through old newspaper clippings

Jacob Wetterling, an 11-year-old boy from St. Joseph, Minnesota, was kidnapped

by a masked man at gunpoint about a half-mile from his home one evening in October 1989

The abduction remained unsolved until 2016, when Danny Heinrich,

a man from a nearby town, confessed to assaulting and killing Jacob and led investigators to the boy's remains.

who Smith said he wanted to keep nameless. He then went on to take some strong indirect jabs at this person. 

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