Religion: The Missing Bridegroom

Was it kidnaping or cold feet?

At first it seemed like a sad, familiar story—in-law problems and a bride-to-be left in the lurch. Christine Cox, 24, a librarian's assistant, a maid of honor and the best man were waiting in her apartment near Boston to attend the wedding rehearsal. When the bridegroom, Kenneth Levitt, 25, failed to show, Christine phoned his parents' home and was told, "Ken just left." But hours later, with the wayward groom still missing, Christine says, Ken's parents told her that their son had gone off to consider whether he should back out of the marriage.

Fifteen days later,...

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