Federal authorities on Thursday named an Annandale, Minn., man as a "person of interest" in the case of Jacob Wetterling, the boy abducted 26 years ago near his home in St. Joseph, Minn.
Officials said they charged Daniel James Heinrich with possessing child pornography after gathering evidence during a July search they said was related to the Wetterling case.
Alison Feigh was a childhood friend of Jacob Wetterling. She's now program manager of the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center, which works to keep kids safe.
She told MPR News' Steven John that she's thankful to law enforcement for the continued focus on the Wetterling case.
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