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California Kidnapping / Investigation #44416

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 19, 1976
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(Studio) Reason for Thursday kidnapping of 26 school children and their bus driver still not known.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Alameda Cnty., California) [Sheriff's office Lieutenant Edward VOLPE - notes clues re: vans purchased in cnty.] Vans matching description of suspected vehicle are stopped. Police have 2 license plate numbers to go on; numbers shown. 2 composite drawings of suspects shown.
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

(San Quentin, California) Police informant says he overheard 3 San Quentin inmates plotting in 1975 to kidnap school children and bury them in caves.
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

(California) [Madera Cnty. Sheriff Ed BATES - hopes to center in on suspects soon.]
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

(Livermore, California) Investigators begin to dig up buried tractor trailer at gravel quarry where children were held captive. Drawing shows truck.
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

(Chowchilla, California) People offer special prayers of thanks Sunday
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

(Studio) Police find trousers and Idaho card belonging to bus driver, Frank Ray, in Santa Cruz Mts.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reasoner, Harry;
Shoemaker, Dick

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