The Disappearance of Jacob Wetterling

October 20, 2016
Hosted by Francie Koehler, CPI, CCDI

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October marks the 27th anniversary of the disappearance of eleven-year-old Jacob Wetterling, Jacob was abducted at gunpoint in 1989, 27 years ago. Jacob’s remains were found just one month ago. Danny Heinrich, long a person of interest and who has been pending trial on charges of child pornography, led authorities to an undisclosed location in Central Minnesota. In a bizarre twist to the case, Jodi Huisentruit, a news anchor and one who reported on Jacob’s case also disappeared. Emmy award-winning investigative reporter, Caroline Lowe, was called to cover Jacob’s case and has been deeply involved with the details or both his and the disappearance of Jodi as well. Tune in to hear Caroline Lowe to discuss the inside story of Jacob’s kidnapping and the recent confession by his killer.

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Francie Koehler, CPI, CCDI

Francie Koehler, CPI, CCDI

Francie Koehler’s career as a licensed private investigator includes cases that have sparked media projects. "Unsolved Mysteries" portrayed one of her missing person cases. British author Val McDermid featured her capital case in "A Suitable Job for A Woman" and true crime writer Ann Rule chronicled a case she investigated involving a missing nightclub owner entitled "In The Name Of Love." Francie drew on her investigative and retail experience to create the 3-part video, "Loss Prevention - The Big Picture." International results included an invitation to Moscow, where she spoke to Russian nationals interested in privatization. Francie is the former two-term president of both the National Council of Investigation & Security Services (NCISS) and the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI). Awarded by each organization for her work, she serves as Legislative Chair for both and regularly testifies before the California State Legislature regarding bills of concern to PI’s. Francie has been recognized by her state regulatory agency for outstanding service to her profession. In addition, she holds memberships in the Council for International Investigators, National Association of Legal Investigators, World Association of Detectives, and California Attorneys for Criminal Justice. Francie also works with the Innocence Project and holds certifications as a Conflict Mediator, Legal Investigator, Professional Investigator and Criminal Defense Investigator.

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