A special investigative history series hosted by author Jack El-Hai, from Twin Cities PBS. The Klein brothers, Kenny, David, and Danny, ages 8, 6 and 4, left for Farview Park in Minneapolis’ Northside on Nov. 10th, 1951 and were never seen again. Police closed the case after 5 days, but the Klein family and their community never stopped looking. Long Lost will explore the incident, the family’s dogged pursuit of the truth, and the work of investigators who recently discovered important new clues and identified suspects.
In the final episode of Long Lost, host Jack El-Hai takes stock of where things stand with the case of the missing Klein brothers, what can be done and what we owe to the family who is still searching for answers.
How can we begin to understand the loss the Klein family has experienced? It's impossible, but also an important step in how we can try to empathize with and support families in this unthinkable situation. Betty and Kenneth are no longer able to share their experience, so Jack El-Hai sat down with Patty Wetterling to discuss how her family navigated the tragedy of her son Jacob's abduction, and what's changed since they learned of his fate after 27 years of searching.
A tragedy of this scale has long reaching effects that reverberate through the years and touch family members in different ways. Memories fade, or change, and new questions emerge as the Kleins reckon with the lack of answers they have and who is ultimately responsible.
In a case that has been closed, with no crime scene and virtually no physical evidence, how do you even begin to imagine a list of potential suspects? Jessica Miller and Lance Salls go back to the beginning and scrutinize every interview and report to try to reconstruct the possible fates of the Klein brothers and find, incredibly, there are still avenues to pursue in this almost 70 year old case.
For more on the case visit us at https://www.tptoriginals.org/long-lost-episode-3-the-suspects/
While police closed the case of the missing Klein brothers after only five days, family and friends never stopped searching for Kenny, David and Danny. For decades, Kenneth and Betty Klein doggedly followed up on leads and worked to keep the story alive. Decades later, help would arrive from an unexpected source, and bring new energy and insights to a case many thought was too cold to ever solve.
Meet Jessica Miller and Lance Salls and see pictures of the Klein family at https://www.tptoriginals.org/series/longlost
On November 10th, 1951 Kenny, David and Danny left for Farview Park. When their oldest brother, Gordon, went to fetch them for dinner, they were nowhere to be found. The resulting search would raise more questions than answers and would be the beginning of a lifelong saga for the Klein family.
For more on the search and photos of the family visit us at https://www.tptoriginals.org/long-lost-episode-1-look-everywhere/
Get a sneak preview of Episode 1 of Long Lost: An Investigative History Series, premiering Nov. 21st.
Long Lost will explore the 1951 case of the disappearance of the Klein brothers, Kenny, David, and Danny, ages 8, 6 and 4, the family’s dogged pursuit of the truth, and the work of investigators who recently discovered important new clues and identified suspects. Hosted by author Jack El-Hai (The Lost Brothers, The Lobotomist, The Psychiatrist and the Nazi), this story not only dives into one of Minnesota's oldest active missing persons cases, but also looks at the toll of tragedies of this scale on those left behind and the community at large.