October 22 marks the 20th year anniversary of the abduction of 11-year-old, Jacob Wetterling, from his Slayton, Minn. town.
Family and friends of Wetterling have not given up hope and are still seeking to find answers about the night Jacob was taken.
According to the St. Cloud Times, the Wetterlings still live in the same house and are careful not to discuss their opinions about possible suspects in the case.
It's a season that Patty Wetterling calls "the shaking of the tree," when annual publicity about Jacob's abduction generates more leads in the case. The Wetterlings hope the lead they need surfaces or a person comes forward with a tip -- or a confession, the St. Cloud Times reported.
Aaron Larson, Jacob's best friend, still remembers that night in 1989. Larson was biking home with Jacob at the time of his abduction.
Larson, Jacob and Jacob's younger brother Trevor, were biking home from a convienance store, when a masked man with a gun stopped them, according to Larson's account on KSTP.
Larson told KSTP that the man asked for their ages and told Larson and Trevor to run but took Jacob. By the time the boys looked back, Jacob was gone.
Larson thinks about that night he lost his best friend everyday, especially when he sees a child on a bike.
"It's something I'll have with me for the rest of my life," he said.
Patty Wetterling recently finished a book called, "Jacob's Hope" about the special place he holds in their hearts.,