NBC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 14, 1984
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(Studio) Fugitive Christopher Bernard Wilder, subject of FBI manhunt in connection with string of rapes, abductions and murders, said thought killing self accidentally during shootout with authorities in New Hampshire.
REPORTER: Connie Chung
(Colebrook, New Hampshire) Circumstances of Wilder's death here yesterday reviewed; films and photos shown. [New Hampshire assistant attorney general Michael PIGNATELLI - describes Wilder's struggle with ofr.] Allegations against Wilder recalled; kidnap victim Tina Marie Risico noted released by Wilder. Details given of final leg of his odyssey. [Colebrook RESIDENT - praises town's vigilance.] [Gas station ATTENDANT - recalls encounter with Wilder.]
REPORTER: Nancy Fernandez
(Studio) Authorities' concern that Wilder's death will make it more difficult to determine fate of women still missing and believed abducted by him such as Sheryl Bonaventura noted.
REPORTER: Connie Chung
(Durango, Colorado) Community's search for Bonaventura's body examined. Films shown. [OFR. - instructs search party] Circumstances believed surrounding Bonaventura's kidnapping by Wilder considered. [Bonaventura's FATHER - seeks lead on daughter's fate.] [Vol. Tom BURLESON - explains his participation in search.]
REPORTER: Roger O'Neil
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