The Law: The Svengali Squad

The evening news on July 15 stunned the country: a busload of 26 children from the small California farming community of Chowchilla had disappeared. The youngsters and their driver had been kidnaped by three masked men brandishing pistols. The victims were driven to a gravel quarry 100 miles away and forced into an abandoned trailer truck buried 6 ft. underground. Sixteen hours later the captives managed to dig themselves out and were soon rescued. The FBI quickly interrogated them but found no answer to the question: Who were the abductors?

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