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									Stearns County Sheriffs Department
News Release
Execution of search warrant
29748 91st Ave, St Joseph MN
INCIDENT:
LOCATION:
TIME:
1000
DATE:
06/30/2010
NCIDENT DESCRIPTION
On Wednesday, June 30, and Thursday, July 1, 2010, the Stearns
County Sheriffs Office conducted searches pursuant to search warrants at
and near the property of 29748 91 st Ave In Saint Joseph, MN relating to
the abduction of Jacob Wetteriing, which occurred on October 22,1989,
The MN BCA, FBI, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and
nationally recognized search and rescue canine handlers provided both
essential personnel and resources necessary to complete the search
warrant execution. A number of items were seized pursuant to the search
warrants and will require additional processing and or analysis which could
take several weeks to possibly months to complete.
Although this case has remained open for nearly 21 years* the	
commitment and determination to provide answers to the family and
community have never wavered.
Attached are the court orders authorizing the non-filing of the
documents relating to the warrants.
No arrests have been made and no further information is available at
this time. A press conference will not be held.
IN DISTRICT COURT
STATE OF MINNESOTA
SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
COUNTY OF STEARNS
COURT FILE NO, N/A
In Re: Disappearance of Jacob Wetterlmg
ORDER
Based upon the attached Motion submitted by Steams County Attorney Janelle P,
Kendall and the Affidavit of Investigator Ken McDonald, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal
Apprehension, and pursuant to Minnesota Rule of Criminal Procedure 33.04(d)(2), the Court
finds reasonable grounds to believe that the filing of the Search Warrant Applications, the
supporting Affidavits, the actual Search Warrants, and the Receipts, Inventories, and Return
Forms could cause future, related searches to be unsuccessful and could create a substantial risk
of severely hampering this ongoing investigation of the disappearance of Jacob Wetterling,
Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that the original and copies of the Search Warrant
Applications, supporting Affidavits, the actual Search Warrants, and the Receipts, Inventories,
and Return Forms be withheld from filing and be retained by Investigator Ken McDonald,
Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that upon
commencement of any criminal proceeding utilizing evidence obtained in or as a result of said
search, or at any other time as directed by the Judge, that said documents shall be filed forthwith.
Dated: c
Judge of District Court
IN DISTRICT COURT
STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF STEARNS
SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
COURT FILE NO. N/A
In Re: Disappearance of Jacob Wetterling
Second Warrant
ORDER
Based upon the attached Motion submitted by Stearns County Attorney Janelle P.
Kendall and the Affidavit of Investigator Ken McDonald, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal
Apprehension, and pursuant to Minnesota Rule of Criminal Procedure 33.04(d)(2), the Court
finds reasonable grounds to believe that the filing of the Search Warrant Applications, the
supporting Affidavits, the actual Search Warrants, and the Receipts, Inventories, and Return
Forms could cause future, related searches to be unsuccessful and could create a substantial risk
of severely hampering this ongoing investigation of the disappearance of Jacob Wetterling.
Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that the original and copies of the Search Warrant
Applications, supporting Affidavits, the actual Search Warrants, and the Receipts, Inventories,
and Return Forms be withheld from filing and be retained by Investigator Ken McDonald,
Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that upon
commencement of any criminal proceeding utilizing evidence obtained in or as a result of said
search, or at any other time as directed by the Judge, that said documents shall be filed forthwith.
Dated:	2^, ZOI0
i
Judge ofDistrict Court
IN DISTRICT COURT
STATE OF MINNESOTA
SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
COUNTY OF STEARNS
COURT FILE NO. N/A
In Re: Disappearance of Jacob Wetterling
Third Warrant
ORDER
Based upon the attached Motion submitted by Stearns County Attorney Janelle P.
Kendall and the Affidavit of Investigator Ken McDonald, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal
Apprehension, and pursuant to Minnesota Rule of Criminal Procedure 33.04(d)(2), the Court
finds reasonable grounds to believe that the filing of the Search Warrant Applications, the
supporting Affidavits, the actual Search Warrants, and the Receipts, Inventories, and Return
Forms could cause future, related searches to be unsuccessful and could create a substantial risk
of severely hampering this ongoing investigation of the disappearance of Jacob Wetterling.
Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that the original and copies of the Search Warrant
Applications, supporting Affidavits, the actual Search Warrants, and the Receipts, Inventories,
and Return Forais be withheld from filing and be retained by Investigator Ken McDonald,
Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.' IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that upon
commencement of any criminal proceeding utilizing evidence obtained in or as a result of said
search, or at any other time as directed by the Judge, that said documents shall be filed forthwith.
Dated:	2-^,
Judge of District Court
/"
IN DISTRICT COURT
STATE OF MINNESOTA
SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
COUNTY OF STEARNS
COURT FILE NO. N/A
In Re: Disappearance of Jacob Wetterling
Fourth Warrant
ORDER
Based upon the attached Motion submitted by Steams County Attorney Janelle P.
Kendall and the Affidavit of Investigator Ken McDonald, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal
Apprehension, and pursuant to Minnesota Rule of Criminal Procedure 33.04(d)(2), the Court
finds reasonable grounds to believe that the filing of the Search Warrant Applications, the
supporting Affidavits, the actual Search Warrants, and the Receipts, Inventories, and Return
Forms could cause future, related searches to be unsuccessful and could create a substantial risk
of severely hampering this ongoing investigation of the disappearance of Jacob Wetterling.
Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that the original and copies of the Search Warrant
Applications, supporting Affidavits, the actual Search Warrants, and the Receipts, Inventories,
and Return Forms be withheld from filing and be retained by Investigator Ken McDonald,
Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that upon
commencement of any criminal proceeding utilizing evidence obtained in or as a result of said
search, or at any other time as directed by the Judge, that said documents shall be filed forthwith.
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Dated:
Judge of District Court

								
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