Charlie Chaplin’s body stolen, later ransomed

March 2, 1978Corsier-Sur-Vevey, SwitzerlandThe body of Sir Charles “Charlie” Spencer Chaplin is stolen and later ransomed Charlie had died in his sleep on December 25, 1977, at the age of 88. On March 2, a municipal worker conducting a routine check of the small cemetery where Charlie had been interred noticed his grave had been…

Woman kidnapped, buried alive for 83 hours during ransom

December 17, 1968 Decatur, Georgia 20-year-old Barbara Mackle is abducted and buried alive in a ransom attempt Barbara was chosen because her father, Robert Mackle, was a wealthy land developer. A little before 4 a.m., Gary Stephen Krist and Ruth Eisemann-Schier knocked on the motel door belonging to Barbara and her mother Jane Braznell Mackle.…

Kidnapping and murder of Bobby Greenlease

September 28, 1953 Lenexa, Kansas Bobby Greenlease is kidnaped and murdered by Carl Hall and Bonnie Heady Bobby was the 6-year-old son of multi-millionaire car dealer Robert Greenlease, Sr. Bobby was targeted because his older adoptive brother attends school with Hall, and Hall had planned on exploiting the family for years. Heady visited Bobby's school…