Child abductions are rare crimes. And they're typically solved. For 27 years, the investigation into the abduction of Jacob Wetterling in rural Minnesota yielded no answers. In the most comprehensive reporting on this case, APM Reports and reporter Madeleine Baran reveal how law enforcement mishandled one of the most notorious child abductions in the country and how those failures fueled national anxiety about stranger danger, led to the nation's sex-offender registries and raise questions about crime-solving effectiveness and accountability.
You can find In The Dark: Season 1 anywhere you listen to podcasts, or you can listen to the full season at https://www.apmreports.org/in-the-dark/season-one
Warning: Content may be upsetting to some listeners.