In The Dark, Episode 1

When 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling disappeared in 1989, local Minnesota police seemed determined to crack the case. Instead, it took them 27 years.

2016 / Madeleine Baran / Samara Freemark / Natalie Jablonski / APM Reports, USA


When 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling disappeared in 1989, local Minnesota police seemed determined to crack the case. Instead, it took them 27 years.

Reporter Madeleine Baran had been investigating the case for almost a year when the crime was solved. That very same week, she and her team released the first episode of In the Dark - a surprisingly atypical 'true crime' podcast focusing not on the crime itself, but the long, flawed investigation that came after.

Find out how Madeleine got hooked on the Wetterling case, and how she and her team adapted the story as the facts of the case changed, in our behind-the-scenes interview.

Finished with Episode 1? Binge-listen the whole series, here.

Additional credits:

In the Dark is edited by Catherine Winter with help from Hans Buetow. The Editor in Chief of APM Reports is Chris Worthington. Additional reporting was done by Curtis Gilbert, Jennifer Vogel, Will Craft, Tom Scheck and Emily Haavik. Photo snapped by Jeff Thompson for APM Reports.


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