MANHUNT HALTED; FAMILY OF
KIDNAPED ROBLES CHILD ASKS NEGOTIATION FOR ITS RETURN
Carlos Robles Issues
Statement Calling Off Searchers for June, 6
The manhunt for the abductors of June Robles, 6, who was
kidnaped from in front of Roskruge school Wednesday afternoon, was
called off this morning at 3 o'clock at the request of the
The family is attempting to get into contact with the
The statement calling off the concentrated manhunt, which
involved more than 300 volunteer and paid officers at its height,
was issued by Carlos Robles, uncle of June and assistant county
attorney of Pima county, as follows:
"The main object in the case, I believe, is to have the girl
returned safely to her family.
"For that reason I have requested, at the request of the family,
the officers to withdraw from the case in order to permit the
family to negotiate with the kidnapers, hoping that with
negotiations with them we may have the girl returned to her home
"The officers have been kind enough to accept and have agreed to
In an informal addition to the statement, Assistant County
Attorney Robles then said that he felt that if The Arizona Daily
Star carried the news to as many Tucsonans as possible,
negotiations might be hastened. When the statement was issued,
present in the county attorney's office were:
Fernando Robles, father of the kidnaped child.
Carlos Robles, uncle.
County Attorney Clarence Houston.
Undersheriff Colby S. Farrar, who has headed the manhunt.
Chief of Police C. A. Wollard — whose department captured John
Dillinger and his gang, and who turned police force over to the
direction of Farrar to expedite the manhunt.
Fifteen thousand dollars ransom was asked in the original
The condition of Mrs. Helen Robles, mother of the child, who has
been praying constantly for the child's safe return, grew dangerous
last night, and hastened to family's decision to attempt to regain
the child through negotiations with the kidnapers.