Jared Scheierl was twelve years-old when he was abducted, sexually assaulted, and then released. Ten months later, Jacob Wetterling, was abducted and never came home. Following Jacob's disappearance, Jared tirelessly worked with authorities on detailed sketches, looking at lineups of possible suspects, reciting car details. The process was physically and mentally exhausting, so much that Jared's family moved to a neighboring town so he could start anew. He became proactive in his own case, learning about other cases in the Paynesville area that were similar to his and he located many of the victims. Using local media for awareness, authorities took notice and arrested Danny Heinrich, the perpetrator in all the cases. Jared's work was directly credited for solving the 27-year-old case.