Jacob Wetterling /// 70 & 71

Jacob Wetterling /// 70 & 71

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October 22, 1989 was the night of of a real life nightmare. Three young boys were returning home from a visit to their local Tom Thumb store after renting a movie. Blocks from their destination a man appears in the dark. He has the boys at gunpoint. He tells two of the boys to run into the woods. He drags the other boy away. The search for the missing boy Jacob started that night and lasted for almost 27 years. Join us as we discuss one of America's saddest and most talked about child abductions. 

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21 comments

  • Christine

    Christine San Diego

    Hi Nic and THE Captain! I love your podcast!! Have you guys thought of doing an episode on Jeffrey McDonald who murdered his pregnant wife and two daughters in North Carolina in 1970? It's a fascinating case. Keep up the good work!! 🙀🔪

    Hi Nic and THE Captain!
    I love your podcast!! Have you guys thought of doing an episode on Jeffrey McDonald who murdered his pregnant wife and two daughters in North Carolina in 1970? It's a fascinating case.
    Keep up the good work!! 🙀🔪

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    True Crime Garage

    Thanks Christine, That is a very tricky case. Lots of speculation. We will add it to our list. Cheers, Nic

    Thanks Christine,

    That is a very tricky case. Lots of speculation. We will add it to our list.

    Cheers,
    Nic

  • Pamela

    Pamela Texas

    Hi, I just finished the Jacob Wetterling episodes. You guys did a really great job. When you started to talk about that Vernon Seitz guy. I just couldn't help but think this man is seriously sick and I feel there is way more to his story. It really made me think about Johnny Gosch's mom and all that pedophile ring that kidnapped Johnny and later escaped from. I believe there was some truths in that and there is also some truths in this Vernon guy. So please consider doing an episode on Vernon. Now I must brain dumb all this crap because it's truly heartbreaking. You guys are awesome! Thanks, Pam

    Hi, I just finished the Jacob Wetterling episodes. You guys did a really great job. When you started to talk about that Vernon Seitz guy. I just couldn't help but think this man is seriously sick and I feel there is way more to his story. It really made me think about Johnny Gosch's mom and all that pedophile ring that kidnapped Johnny and later escaped from. I believe there was some truths in that and there is also some truths in this Vernon guy. So please consider doing an episode on Vernon. Now I must brain dumb all this crap because it's truly heartbreaking. You guys are awesome!

    Thanks,
    Pam

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    Pamela • Texas Thank you for the support and yes I would like to dive into crimes that maybe happened by Vernon more.

    Pamela • Texas

    Thank you for the support and yes I would like to dive into crimes that maybe happened by Vernon more.

  • Tim

    Tim Chino Hills, Ca

    Pamela, I agree with you about Vernon Seitz. Very creepy. It seems to me in addition to there being the type of monster that commits these crimes, there is another type that ogles act these kind of crimes. As I think back over the episodes that Nic and the Capitan have covered I can remember several such characters. In the Alphabet Murders there was a guys I that had a weird collection of memorabilia related to abductions. In the Dorothy Jane Scott case there was the guy taunting the family of a victim with phone calls. One of the more interesting guys like this I have come across is Timothy James Bindner. I first read about him in a book called Stalemate by John Philpin (I am sure the guys would say you can get it by clicking through the Amazon link). This guy has made a career out of being a suspect in child abduction cases. Unfortunately, in Northern California there was no shortage of abductions to go around. In fact it may have been a series of abduction. Note I don’t necessarily believe Bindner is innocent, but what exactly he is guilty of would be the question. Here are some of the cases he is linked to: http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/s/swartzgarcia_amber.html http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/g/garecht_michaela.html http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/m/misheloff_ilene.html http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/c/cossey_tara.html http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/c/campbell_amanda.html It would be awesome if the guys did some or all of these cases. Tim <=True Crime buff and Garage fan, not creepy victim stalker by same name

    Pamela, I agree with you about Vernon Seitz. Very creepy.

    It seems to me in addition to there being the type of monster that commits these crimes, there is another type that ogles act these kind of crimes. As I think back over the episodes that Nic and the Capitan have covered I can remember several such characters. In the Alphabet Murders there was a guys I that had a weird collection of memorabilia related to abductions. In the Dorothy Jane Scott case there was the guy taunting the family of a victim with phone calls.

    One of the more interesting guys like this I have come across is Timothy James Bindner. I first read about him in a book called Stalemate by John Philpin (I am sure the guys would say you can get it by clicking through the Amazon link). This guy has made a career out of being a suspect in child abduction cases. Unfortunately, in Northern California there was no shortage of abductions to go around. In fact it may have been a series of abduction. Note I don’t necessarily believe Bindner is innocent, but what exactly he is guilty of would be the question.

    Here are some of the cases he is linked to:
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/s/swartzgarcia_amber.html
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/g/garecht_michaela.html
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/m/misheloff_ilene.html
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/c/cossey_tara.html
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/c/campbell_amanda.html

    It would be awesome if the guys did some or all of these cases.

    Tim <=True Crime buff and Garage fan, not creepy victim stalker by same name

  • Kaleb

    Kaleb Illinois

    Great case guys! I'm a newer listener with a long commute and you guys make it seem faster than it is. Have you considered covering Donald "PeeWee" Gaskins?

    Great case guys! I'm a newer listener with a long commute and you guys make it seem faster than it is. Have you considered covering Donald "PeeWee" Gaskins?

  • Ryebread

    Ryebread Maryland

    Have you covered Bradford Bishop?

    Have you covered Bradford Bishop?

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    True Crime Garage

    Tim • Chino Hills, Ca Great stuff....thank you so much for taking the time to share with everyone. Awesome. Cheers

    Tim • Chino Hills, Ca

    Great stuff....thank you so much for taking the time to share with everyone. Awesome.

    Cheers

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    True Crime Garage

    Kaleb • Illinois So glad we can help. The many reason I do the show. I don't believe he is on the list yet but I will add him now. Thanks

    Kaleb • Illinois

    So glad we can help. The many reason I do the show. I don't believe he is on the list yet but I will add him now. Thanks

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    Ryebread • Maryland We haven't yet. But will check it out. Thanks and cheers!!

    Ryebread • Maryland

    We haven't yet. But will check it out. Thanks and cheers!!

  • Speedro

    Speedro

    Love the show!

    Love the show!

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    True Crime Garage

    Thanks Speedro! Cheers, Nic

    Thanks Speedro!

    Cheers, Nic

  • joyce

    joyce vienna,va

    Great coverage as always! you guys always hit the mark and bring out info that isn't commonly known. sad story and lingers in one's mind. always look forward and save your podcasts as a treat for myself for my trips! I'm-a long time fan and have enjoyed being part of your evolution since the first podcast. take care!

    Great coverage as always! you guys always hit the mark and bring out info that isn't commonly known. sad story and lingers in one's mind. always look forward and save your podcasts as a treat for myself for my trips! I'm-a long time fan and have enjoyed being part of your evolution since the first podcast. take care!

  • Melissa

    Melissa Colorado

    1st time listener here! Jacob Wetterling story was the 1st episode I listened too. I just can't stop thinking about Jacob, as a mother of 2 teen sons, I really feel for his family &amp; how scared Jacob must have been in those last moments of his life. He was robbed of his innocence &amp; future. I will carry his story with me for a long time to come. Thank you for the insight on such a tragic and sad story :( PS: Cant wait for my bath tonight to listen to a new one! Any suggestions?

    1st time listener here! Jacob Wetterling story was the 1st episode I listened too. I just can't stop thinking about Jacob, as a mother of 2 teen sons, I really feel for his family & how scared Jacob must have been in those last moments of his life. He was robbed of his innocence & future. I will carry his story with me for a long time to come. Thank you for the insight on such a tragic and sad story frown

    PS: Cant wait for my bath tonight to listen to a new one! Any suggestions?

  • Charles

    Charles Vermont

    This is a decent podcast with tons of potential... however, the sidebar conversations and pointless interjections are almost unbearable at times. Part 1 of this episode is a prime example. I will keep listening a bit longer and hope for the best, but I'm just hanging on by a thread. ***Captain - plaster this phrase somewhere near your desk in the garage and look at it often... "STAY ON POINT!!!"

    This is a decent podcast with tons of potential... however, the sidebar conversations and pointless interjections are almost unbearable at times. Part 1 of this episode is a prime example. I will keep listening a bit longer and hope for the best, but I'm just hanging on by a thread. ***Captain - plaster this phrase somewhere near your desk in the garage and look at it often... "STAY ON POINT!!!"

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    Charles • Vermont I hear you Charles, sometimes my brain is wondering a little while trying to record the show. but noted thanks Captain

    Charles • Vermont

    I hear you Charles, sometimes my brain is wondering a little while trying to record the show. but noted thanks

    Captain

  • Ariel

    Ariel New York

    Great podcast. Definitely one of my very favorites - I've been mainlining the current season and ended up starting to purchase the earlier episodes as well when I ran out. As far as suggestions go, There are so many cases I'd love to hear your takes on. Offhand, the disappearance of Brandon Lawson, the White House Farm murders and the tragic tales of the Staynor siblings come to mind.

    Great podcast. Definitely one of my very favorites - I've been mainlining the current season and ended up starting to purchase the earlier episodes as well when I ran out.

    As far as suggestions go, There are so many cases I'd love to hear your takes on. Offhand, the disappearance of Brandon Lawson, the White House Farm murders and the tragic tales of the Staynor siblings come to mind.

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    True Crime Garage

    Dear Ariel, Thanks for the support and the suggestions. Brandon's case is beyond fascinating and we will definitely cover it at some point. I still can't believe that they haven't found his remains yet. Of course I'm hoping for the best but I think he is probably within about 2 miles radius of where he made that 911 call. Have a great week everyone! Nic

    Dear Ariel,
    Thanks for the support and the suggestions. Brandon's case is beyond fascinating and we will definitely cover it at some point. I still can't believe that they haven't found his remains yet. Of course I'm hoping for the best but I think he is probably within about 2 miles radius of where he made that 911 call.
    Have a great week everyone!
    Nic

  • Ruthie

    Ruthie Northern Cali

    I am a devoted listener of True Crime Garage. What initially hooked me was Nic's "let's talk crime." I can imitate him perfectly now! I have a few comments: 1. You don't have to buy a police scanner anymore. There are apps for your phone. 2. My dad's name was Vernon, but not Seitz! 3. Nic...do you have a gap in your front teeth? If so, I am a fellow gapper! A sign of intelligence! 4. I disagree with Charles' comment above. If I want to listen to only what happened with the crime story, I can research and learn myself. Hearing the sidebars make it much more human. Ruthie

    I am a devoted listener of True Crime Garage. What initially hooked me was Nic's "let's talk crime." I can imitate him perfectly now! I have a few comments:
    1. You don't have to buy a police scanner anymore. There are apps for your phone.
    2. My dad's name was Vernon, but not Seitz!
    3. Nic...do you have a gap in your front teeth? If so, I am a fellow gapper! A sign of intelligence!
    4. I disagree with Charles' comment above. If I want to listen to only what happened with the crime story, I can research and learn myself. Hearing the sidebars make it much more human.
    Ruthie

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    Ruthie, Good to know you can do the imitation. God forbid but if I get run over by a bread truck, I think the Captain has found a replacement. Cheers, Nic

    Ruthie,
    Good to know you can do the imitation. God forbid but if I get run over by a bread truck, I think the Captain has found a replacement.
    Cheers,
    Nic

  • Andy

    Andy St. Louis

    What a wild case. You guys should check out the Shawn Hornbeck/Ben Ownby/Michael Devlin case. Lots of missing boys from the St. Louis suburbs in the 90's and early 2000's

    What a wild case. You guys should check out the Shawn Hornbeck/Ben Ownby/Michael Devlin case. Lots of missing boys from the St. Louis suburbs in the 90's and early 2000's

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