CRIME: Unusual Victim

Safely home last week came Charles Boettcher II, 31, wealthy Denver investment broker who had been kidnapped on the night of Feb. 12. His story: After being carried for some 18 hr. in an automobile, he was kept with eyes taped in a room which he judged by its musty smell to be a cellar. He never saw the two, possibly three, men who guarded him. Returning, they left him on a side-street in East Denver.

Commonly accepted report was that a Boettcher friend had tossed $60,000 ransom across a railroad culvert near...

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