Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

The Greenlease Kidnapping



James Deakin, A Grave for Bobby, 1990, New York, William Morrow/Berkeley

Paula Fass, Kidnapped: Child Abduction in America, 1999, Harvard University Press.

Ann Hagedorn, Ransom: The Untold Story of International Kidnapping, 1998, Henry Holt & Co.

Newspaper Stories

Greenlease kidnapping changed child safety ideas, by the Associated Press, Jefferson City, Mo., News Tribune, Sept. 29, 2003.

The Greenlease Kidnapping, by John M. McGuire, St. LouisPost-Dispatch, September 28, 2003.

Greenlease kidnapping happened 50 years ago today, by Brian Burnes, Kansas City Star, Sept. 28, 2003.

Virginia Greenlease, benefactor of Rockhurst schools, is dead at 91, by Tim Higgins, Kansas City Star, Sept. 25, 2001.

FBI Files Unlock Mystery of Greenlease Ransom, by Sue Ann Wood and Edward W. OBrien, St. LouisGlobe-Democrat, Oct. 8, 1982.

Other Resources

FBI Files: The Greenlease Kidnapping

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

FBI Famous Cases account of the Greenlease kidnapping:

Ransom Kidnapping in America, by Patterson Smith, AB Bookmans' Weekly, April 23, 1990.

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