Jacob Wetterling’s mom speaks out on son’s case, advocacy work on 20/20

As the years passed with no answers about what happened to her son, Patty Wetterling found hope in the stories of other missing children who had made it back home. “I would do anything to protect my children and all of these children,” Patty told ABC News as she thumbed through old newspaper clippings.

During that time, Patty’s unwavering hope would fuel the search for answers about what happened to her son. The ordeal would also inspire her to become a nationally recognized advocate for other missing and exploited children, and to found the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center.