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California Kidnapping / Suspects #489219

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 23, 1976
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(Studio) Police find evidence with regard to Chowchilla, California, kidnapping of 26 school children and bus driver. National alert issued for 3 wealthy youths.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(California) [RADIO ANNOUNCER - comments on suspects.] Suspects are son of quarry owner where children were buried and 2 sons of podiatrist. [Madera Cnty. Sheriff Ed BATES - names suspects as Fred Newhall Woods, and James Leonard and Richard Allen Schoenfeld.] Trailer where children and driver held captive shown. Vans in San Jose, California, thought to be the ones used in kidnapping. Ransom note reported found on Woods estate. 2 other suspects sought.
REPORTER: Don Harris

Chancellor, John;
Harris, Don

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