Crime: Merchandise Returned

IMPORTANT IMPORTANT IMPORTANT, screamed the note on the boy's bed. The warning was hardly necessary. Missing from the bed was Kenneth Young, 11. He had been kidnaped while sleeping in his Beverly Hills home.

The note told Herbert Young, 35, president of Los Angeles' Gibraltar Financial Corp. (assets: $423.5 million), exactly how to get his son back—alive. Young was instructed to take a $250,000 ransom to a West Los Angeles filling station two days after the kidnaping; there he was to wait for a ring on the pay phone at exactly 6 p.m. If he told the police or failed...

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