Remains of boy abducted nearly 27 years ago have been found, officials say

Authorities in central Minnesota announced Saturday that the remains of a boy abducted 27 years ago have been found.

The Stearns County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that Jacob Wetterling remains were identified.

Wetterling was 11 when he abducted in central Minnesota in 1989.

Additional DNA testing will be conducted and investigators are continuing to evaluate new evidence in the case, the sheriff's office said, adding that authorities expect to be able to provide more details early next week.

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