As you may know, I'm forever disturbed by the fact that Jacob Wetterling, a Minnesota boy who was just 11 when he was abducted in the small town of St. Joseph, has never been found.
Well now a new, age-advanced photo of what Jacob might look like at age 29, has been released. As if at 29 he'd still be alive, and yet somehow unable to remember his first 11 years. I know there have been kids whose abductors have convinced them their parents died or didn't want them, but I just don't think this would ever be the case here.
I even asked John Walsh of "America's Most Wanted" about the Wetterling case at the TV Critics' meeting last summer. Walsh said, bluntly, that everyone, including Jacob's family, know that he probably died the day he was taken, that pedophiles rarely make deathbed confessions, and that the only real hope is to find his body someday. Just bones, it'd be now. How tragic.