ITALY: The German Connection

Did the Red Brigades have help in Moro's kidnaping?

Ever since the brazen daylight kidnaping and subsequent assassination of former Premier Aldo Moro last spring, Italian investigators have been intrigued by indications that there may have been a West German connection to the crime. Some eyewitnesses reported that they thought they heard German spoken at the scene of the abduction. Police also noted that the manner in which the kidnaping was staged and the precision execution of Moro's five bodyguards were curiously similar in style to the kidnaping six months earlier of German Industrialist Hanns-Martin Schleyer in Cologne.

Now Italian officials report...

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