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California Kidnapping #247037

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 20, 1976
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(Studio) Report on California kidnapping manhunt.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(California) Truck unearthed that was prison for 26 school children and their bus driver. [Madera Cnty. Sheriff Ed BATES - says motive for crime unknown.] Informant says he overheard 3 San Quentin inmates plotting kidnapping last year as revenge against little town. Drawing shows underground truck prison. [Bus driver Ed RAY - says he thought earth would crush truck.] Kidnappers never returned and children dug way to freedom.
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

Rather, Dan;
Threlkeld, Richard

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