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Hearst Kidnapping #30159

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 15, 1974
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(Studio) FBI claims 2nd letter received from kidnapped Patricia Hearst. Authenticity questioned, however. Two ex-convicts named as possible Symbionese Liberation Army mbrs., but FBI calls report pure speculation. 1 man believed to be Cingue.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(San Francisco, California) Tape played; SLA leader Cingue identifies himself on tape. Prison inmates identify Cingue as Don. DeFreeze; 3 Berkeley witnesses identify DeFreeze as kidnapper of Miss Hearst. 2nd kidnapper identified as escaped convict Thero Wheeler. [FBI Charles BATES - doesn't disagree with media with regard to kidnappers.]
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

(Studio) FBI agents in Cleveland, Ohio, search homes of DeFreeze's mother and ex-wife.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reasoner, Harry;
Shoemaker, Dick

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