A street in Beacon Hill, Boston, the area
where Clark Rockefeller is suspected of
kidnapping his daughter.

Clark Rockefeller, Suspected of Abducting Daughter, Is Captured; Daughter is Safe

August 02, 2008 06:43 PM
by Shannon Firth
Authorities report that suspected kidnapper Clark Rockefeller has been captured in Baltimore, Maryland, and that his seven-year old daughter is safe.

30-Second Summary

The Associated Press reports that a man who goes by the name of Clark Rockefeller, but whose real identity is unknown, was captured today in Baltimore, Maryland, and that his seven-year old daughter is safe.

The Baltimore Sun is reporting that Rockefeller was found as the result of a tip from a real estate agent who helped the suspect rent an apartment.

Rockefeller, who divorced his wife, Sandra Boss, in December, allegedly kidnapped their daughter, Reigh Storrow Boss, during a supervised visit in Boston on July 27.

Rockefeller, who friends believed was a member of the prestigious Rockefeller clan, may be a pathological liar with remarkable abilities of persuasion. He apparently convinced two unsuspecting individuals to help him flee Boston and drive him to his destination, Grand Central Station in New York. The drivers appear to be “unwitting accomplices.”

Rockefeller’s conversations with friends about his purchase of a yacht, and his invitation to one driver to sail to Bermuda, may have been part of a ploy to throw off police. A search of the waters off Long Island, N.Y., proved fruitless.

A state worker in Smyra, Del., told police she’d seen Rockefeller and Reigh. According to the Boston Herald, she described “a well-dressed man [who] was standing in front of a car dealership with a blond little girl carrying a small red bag bedecked with streamers and wearing a flowered dress.”

Headline Links: Man and daughter disappear

Background: Custodial kidnapping

Key Players: Clark Rockefeller and Sandra Boss

Reference: Dealing with abduction


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