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Florida / Grosse Abduction Case #253043

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 01, 1977
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(Studio) Kidnapped Florida girl Charlotte Grosse escapes.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Sarasota, Florida) Grosse was taken from Girl Scout camp near Osprey; later was allowed to call home from pay telephone near Bradenton. 2 days after abduction, she's left alone in abductor's Siesta Key house , calls parents and police tell her how to escape. Charged in case is Wilfred Arthur Bannister. [Police spokesperson Corporal Ray PILON - explains charge of involuntary sexual battery.] Julia Rosell was 1st to see Charlotte after escape. [ROSELL - describes girl's attire, actions and condition.] Except for bruises and marks from being tied up, Charlotte is unharmed.
REPORTER: Jim Davis (WTVT, Tampa)

Cronkite, Walter;
Davis, Jim

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