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California Kidnapping / Investigation #489108

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 19, 1976
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(Studio) Police close to arresting 3 men with regard to California kidnapping of 26 school children and bus driver. Driver's trousers found in mount area used as hideout by drug dealers and criminals.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(California) [Alameda Cnty. Sheriff Tom HOUCHINS - no audio.] 3 ex-San Quentin inmates may have kidnapped children as revenge act. Composite drawings shown. [Alameda Cnty. sheriff's office lieutenant Ed VOLPE - describes 1 of suspects. Says no viable information leads us to believe we're looking for ex-convict.] Bus driver Ed Ray returned to Livermore rock quarry where he and children were buried alive. Workmen digging out truck body where Ray and children were held.
REPORTER: Steve Mallory

(Studio) Several pieces of military equipment buried for landfill near Livermore years ago, incling. military trailer truck where captives were held. Drawing shows truck.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Mallory, Steve

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