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5 arrested in kidnapping case; victim treated at hospital

5 arrested in kidnapping case; victim treated at hospital

Weapons and narcotics were in a house where teen was held captive. 

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Carjacking gets teen seven years probation

Carjacking gets teen seven years probation

Teen was accused of carjacking and kidnapping. 

August 18, 2014 5:30 pm
Adolphus Orthwein

Adolphus Orthwein

Adolphus Orthwein with his mother, Clara Busch Orthwein, on Jan. 1, 1931, shortly after he was released by a kidnapper. Hearst Newspapers image

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Charles Y. Abernathy

Charles Y. Abernathy

Charles Y. Abernathy, 28, of Webster Groves, the kidnapper. Abernathy was a married father of seven children whose real-estate business had collapsed. His father, Pearl Abernathy, informed the Orthweins that his son had kidnapped theirs on New Year's Eve 1930. Charles Abernathy surrendered o…

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Clara Busch Orthwein

Clara Busch Orthwein

Clara Busch Orthwein at age 30 in 1925. Her older son, Adolphus Orthwein, was kidnapped on New Year's Eve 1930 and held for 20 hours. She was the second of three sons of August A. Busch Sr. and Alice Busch. One of her brothers was August A. "Gussie" Busch Jr., who would succeed their father …

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Adolphus Busch Orthwein

Adolphus Busch Orthwein

Adolphus Busch Orthwein in 1941 at age 24, shortly after he graduated from Yale University. He soon entered the Navy, serving as a lieutenant commander in the intelligence service. Post-Dispatch file photo

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Percy Orthwein

Percy Orthwein

Percy Orthwein at age 27 in 1916, one year after he married Clara Busch, one of five children of August A. Busch Sr. and Alice Busch. Orthwein's father had been a prominent grain dealer. Orthwein graduated from Yale and was one of the original partners of D'Arcy Advertising, which handled An…

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Adolphus Orthwein

Adolphus Orthwein

Adolphus Orthwein, son of Percy and Clara Busch Orthwein, at age 6 in 1923. With him is his dog, Nosce. Post-Dispatch file photo

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Driveway where kidnapping took place

Driveway where kidnapping took place

The driveway on the estate in Huntleigh of Percy and Clara Busch Orthwein, whose son Adolphus, 13, was kidnapped on the evening of New Year's Eve 1930. An armed, masked gunman jumped on the family Lincoln as it was slowing down on the drive as shown here. In the foreground is Lindbergh Road.…

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Inside Abernathy home

Inside Abernathy home

The interior of the home at 715 Bismark Avenue near Webster Groves in which Charles Y. Abernathy held Adolphus "Buppie" Orthwein after kidnapping the 13-year-old from his parent's driveway on New Year's Eve 1930. Post-Dispatch file photo

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Abernathy home

Abernathy home

The home of Charles Y. and Eugenia Abernathy and their children at 715 Bismark Avenue near Webster Groves. Mrs. Abernathy and the children were with relatives when Charles Abernathy used their home to hold Adolphus Busch Orthwein for 20 hours. Post-Dispatch file photo

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Harry T. Brundidge

Harry T. Brundidge

Harry T. Brundidge, a reporter for the St. Louis Star, in 1929 when he was 35. Charles Y. Abernathy, who kidnapped Adolphus Orthwein, confessed and surrendered to Brundidge in Kansas City on Jan. 4, 1931, five days after the kidnapping. Seven years before, Brundidge's reporting had helped to…

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Adolphus Orthwein and chauffeur

Adolphus Orthwein and chauffeur

Adolphus Orthwein, 13, with his family's chauffeur, Roy Yowell, shortly after the boy was released by a kidnapper on Jan. 1, 1931. The armed, masked man had jumped on the Lincoln limousine the evening before, ordered Yowell out of the car and drove off with the boy still in it. Hearst Newspa…

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Huntleigh home of Percy and Clara Busch Orthwein

Huntleigh home of Percy and Clara Busch Orthwein

The home in Huntleigh of Percy and Clara Busch Orthwein on Jan. 2, 1931, the day after their son Adolphus, 13, was held by a kidnapper for 20 hours. The home recently had been built. Post-Dispatch file photo

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Adolphus Busch Orthwein

Adolphus Busch Orthwein

Washed and fed, Adolphus Busch Orthwein meets with reporters on Jan. 1, 1931, after his release by a kidnapper who had snatched him the evening before from the driveway of the Orthwein family mansion in Huntleigh. "Buppie" said the masked kidnapper fed him badly cooked eggs but otherwise tre…

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Tucson couple pleads not guilty to confining girls

Tucson couple pleads not guilty to confining girls

The married couple accused of keeping three children locked in their bedrooms for nearly two years were arraigned in Pima County Superior Court on Friday, entering pleas of not guilty.

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3 Tucson sisters tell police they were imprisoned up to 2 years

3 Tucson sisters tell police they were imprisoned up to 2 years

Three malnourished sisters told Tucson police they were held in captivity and filth for up to two years until two of them escaped early Tuesday to a neighbor’s house, after their stepfather allegedly threatened them with a knife.

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Alleged Tucson impostor awaits jury decision

Three women have accused Norman Adrian Alvarez of impersonating a police officer or bounty hunter as part of a ruse to sexually molest them or extort money and/or sex.

August 11, 2013 12:00 am
Man held in kidnap after cross-Tucson chase

Man held in kidnap after cross-Tucson chase

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