DiscoverIn the DarkS1 E3: The One Who Got Away
S1 E3: The One Who Got Away

S1 E3: The One Who Got Away

Update: 2016-09-1395


The closest you can get to a conversation with Jacob Wetterling about his abduction is to talk to Jared Scheierl. Scheierl was walking home from an ice skating rink in Cold Spring in January 1989 when a man who turned out to be Danny Heinrich forced him into a car, assaulted him, and let him go, uttering some chilling parting words: "If they come close to finding out who I am, I'll find you and kill you." That was nine months before Jacob's abduction. Support investigative journalism with a donation to In the Dark.
Comments (8)

Apple Betty

Why the hell are small towns notorious for crappy investigative work...maybe lack of funding? Still even 2 or 3 law enforcement officers could have done a better job and caught this creep a lot sooner.

Dec 28th

Dan Mastel

Apple Betty I live like 30 miles from where this happened. Small town MN sheriff's are not the best cops. They are liked the most

Jan 28th


Its painful to listen to how incompetent the law enforcement was in that area at investigating and protecting children from that predator.

Nov 30th

Nancy Lapus

threat or experienced to be evaluated -- how to reverse psychology works

Oct 5th

Martin Z

as much as i admire the work youve done for this series.. i dont see the point in exposing cops' tactics. why does the general public need to know the cops had that fake file full of blank paper to intimidate heinrich? the answer is: they dont. thats just harmful to future investigations for no good reason. if i were you i'd edit that part out and repost this episode.

Sep 7th

James Bradford

Martin Z well thank god they are not you. last thing people want is a redacted and edited investigative story

Oct 2nd

Barbara Jones

being a Minnesota resident my entire life, I'm very familiar with the Jacob wetterling case. I'm glad it was finally solved. today for the past couple hours I've been traveling on 23... from I-94 going through Cold Springs and Paynesville...While listening to this podcast. I feel a very deep sadness for all the boys that were affected by this creep. And for the wetterling family. 😢

Mar 23rd

Gary Herman

this podcast is done.

Nov 29th
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