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(Studio) Hunt in suburban Detroit conts. for school boy missing since last wk.; is latest in series of kidnappings of children.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Birmingham, Michigan) 11-yr.-old Timothy King is 4th child in 13 mos. to disappear in Detroit suburbs. Kidnappings follow same pattern. King lives in suburb of Birmingham, Michigan. (Photo and drawing of 2 other children, Mihelich and Stebbins, shown.) Kidnapping and murder pattern noted; police have no suspects and no motive. [Lieutenant Robert ROBERTSON - cites type of person they look for.] Many parents now drive children to school. [Vivian LIEBERMAN - fears even 2 blocks to school for child.] [Dymphna COOVER - doesn't think own children really understand situation.] Tim's parents believe he may still be alive, as others were kept alive for some time; have made television appeal. [Barry KING - parents love son and want him back.] Other details noted.
REPORTER: Don Webster
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Webster, Don
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