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Kidnapping / Michigan #480330

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 13, 1975
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(Studio) Son of General Motors Corporation executive, Tim. Stempel, 13, kidnapped Monday; returned today.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Bloomfield Twp., Michigan) Stempel kept blindfolded in trunk of car 55 hrs. Father paid $150,000 ransom. [Father Robert STEMPEL - says one just negotiates on face value since they have your son.] Press agreed not to report crime until boy returned. [Mother Patricia STEMPEL - thanks press for keeping "lid on."] Search for abductors begins. [Police Lieutenant Lyle HOWARD - says can't offer any concrete information yet.]
REPORTER: Scott Osborne

Brokaw, Tom;
Osborne, Scott

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