DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: The Dictator's Long Arm

Facts poured in fast last week as U.S. authorities dug deep into the suspiciously linked disappearances of Columbia University Lecturer Jesús de Galíndez and a U.S. airplane pilot named Gerald Lester Murphy (TIME, Feb. 11). The evidence indicated that Galíndez had been kidnaped and then flown out of the U.S. to the Dominican Republic in a plane piloted by Gerry Murphy, an airplane-happy youth of 23, who then vanished. In an investigation paralleling the FBI's, LIFE this week unearthed elaborate details of how the deed was done.

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