THE MICHIGAN DAILN
hursday, February 7, 1974
THE MICHIGAN DAIL~y 1 hursday, February 7, 1974
FBI launches nationwide hunt
for kidnapped Hearst heiress
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BERKELEY, W) - The FBI
reported it was working "full
blast" yesterday on a nationwide
manhunt for kidnaped newspa-
per heiress Patricia Hearst. Her
abductors maintained their si-
Thomas Druken, assistant spe-
cial agent in the charge of the
FBI's San Francisco office, re-
ported unspecified new develop-
ments had taken place in the
search for the 19-year-old coed.
But he refused to disclose any
details and said no ransom note
had been received.
Miss Hearst, a sandy-haired
college sophomore, was kidnaped
Monday night from her apart-
ment and tossed screaming into
the trunk of a car. Her captors
beat her fiance and a neighbor
and sprayed gunfire at witnesses.
"WE HAVE quite a number of
men following up a number of
leads," said John Kelly, assist-
ant agent. "We have had a num-
ber of crank calls but nothing
legitimate. We have one man
here from Washington, a tech-
nical expert. We are working full
blast on the case."
The girl's parents maintained
a vigil at their estate in suburban
Hillborough about 15 miles south
of San Francisco. Her father,
Randolph Hearst, is president
and publisher of the San Fran-
cisco Examiner. Her mother,
Catherine, is a member of the
University of California board
In a statement, they pleaded
for their daughter's safe return
and promised that they would
not prosecute her kidnapers.
BERKELEY police confirmed
that Peter Benenson, a 31-year-
old radiation laboratory worker,
was kidnaped shortly before
Miss Hearst. They said he was
in the car and probably tied up
when she was thrown in the
The kidnapers - abandoned
Benenson and his car seven
blocks from Miss Hearst's apart-
ment. Then, police said, they ap-
parently transferred the young
woman to a second old white sta-
tion wagon and drove off.
Benenson freed himself and
spent the night with his sister. It
was unclear whether he phoned
police, but Berkeley police
spokesman Richard Berger said:
"We are satisfied that he has no
complicity in the case."
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