Stearns County authorities plan to release their investigative files on the kidnapping and killing of Jacob Wetterling to the public this week.

Sheriff Don Gudmundson plans a news conference for Thursday to present “key elements in the case” and take questions before releasing the documents.

Jacob was 11 when he was abducted near his St. Joseph home in 1989. Twenty-seven years later Danny Heinrich confessed and led investigators to his remains.