NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 12, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) Ordeal of both families and missing children examined; Ann Gotlib's case cited as example [Lyudmilla GOTLIB - notes family immigrated to provide child with better future.] No. children listed as missing in Louisville at present mentioned; extent of nationwide problem described. John Gosch's disappearance in Des Moines recalled. [Noreen GOSCH - fears son was kidnapped by organized crime.] Econs. involved in child pornography and prostitution cited; catalogue for pedophiles examined as illustration. Problems involved in identifying bodies of slain children discussed. [Investigator Ken WOODEN - notes nation's expertise in tracking stolen autos, but not children.] Wooden's effort to establish national computer network for missing children outlined. [WOODEN - recalls John Wayne Gacy's success in killing children before caught.] [Joanne KEPNER - acknowledges that knowing son was murdered by sex-torture gang is preferable to never knowing his fate.] [GOSCH - notes psychological impact of never knowing fate of child.]
REPORTER: Lisa Myers