Famous Kidnappings

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EPSOM DERBY
Famous Kidnappings
Irish champion racehorse Shergar was about to begin his second breeding season when he was kidnapped in 1983, never to be seen again. The re…
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EPSOM DERBY
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In a case known for bungling by both police and kidnappers, after failing to procure their ransom, IRA kidnappers machine-gunned the horse r…
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Elizabeth Smart Family Photos
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In 2002, 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart was abducted from her Salt Lake City bedroom at knifepoint while her 9-year-old sister watched. Elizabe…
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Elizabeth Smart Family Photos
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Police finally spotted Elizabeth in the company of self-proclaimed prophet Brian David Mitchell and his wife Wanda Barzee, who were both eve…
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Aldo Moro
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After the murder of his bodyguards, Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro was kidnapped in 1978 by the militant group the Red Brigades, who wante…
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Aldo Moro
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During a secret trial, the Red Brigades sentenced Moro to death. After 54 days, his body was recovered in the trunk of a car abandoned in Ro…
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Patty Hearst
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Granddaughter of publishing giant William Randolph Hearst, Patty was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) in 1972 and ransomed …
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Patty Hearst
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Soon after, Patty claimed to have joined the SLA, taken the name Tania, and was photographed toting an M1 during a bank robbery, making her …
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Patty Hearst
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Although defense attorney F. Lee Bailey claimed Patty was brainwashed, she was sentenced to 35 years. Jimmy Carter commuted her sentence for…
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Paul Getty III
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Grandson of a billionaire oil tycoon, 15-year-old Paul was abducted for a then unprecedented ransom demand. Some thought it was a joke, and …
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Paul Getty III
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After five months, a newspaper received Paul's ear and the threat of more damage. Grandpa put up the maximum tax-deductible amount and loane…
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Short Life
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In 1932, 20-month-old Charles Lindbergh Jr. was kidnapped from his parents' New Jersey home. After a 10-week search, his body was found near…
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Short Life
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Since Lindbergh was an international celebrity, publicity surrounding the case was unprecedented. Bruno Hauptmann was given the electric cha…
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Sinatra Sr And Jr
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Two greenhorn criminals abducted Frank Sinatra Jr. from his room at Harrah's Lake Tahoe in 1963, demanding $240,000 in ransom.
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Sinatra Sr And Jr
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After being dropped off on Mulholland Drive, the FBI transported Frank Jr. to safety in the trunk of a car. The bungling kidnappers soon con…
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This is an undated file photo of Wall Street Journ
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South Asia Bureau Chief of the Wall Street Journal, Daniel Pearl was kidnapped on January 23, 2002, on the way to an interview near Karachi,…
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This is an undated file photo of Wall Street Journ
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After making requests for the release of detainees, the militant group holding Danny beheaded him nine days later and subsequently released …
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A family handout photo of the released k
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In 1991, 11-year-old Jaycee Dugard was abducted from a bus stop near her home in Lake Tahoe. Missing for over 18 years, police found her liv…
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A family handout photo of the released k
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During her captivity, Jaycee bore her captor, Phillip Garrido, two daughters. Philip and his wife Nancy plead guilty to kidnapping and rape …
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Mrs. Beatrice Weinberger, 32, during heart-breaking radio pl
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One-month-old Peter Weinberger was taken off the porch of his Long Island home in 1956 by Angelo LaMarca, who demanded a $2,000 ransom.
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Mrs. Beatrice Weinberger, 32, during heart-breaking radio pl
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Scared away from the drop site by a media circus, LaMarca abandoned the baby just off the highway. The case resulted in a new law reducing t…