CRIME: The Patty Hearst Trail Heats Up

For the past ten months, there have been sporadic reports that she has been spotted, that the authorities have been playing a waiting game, that the long chase would soon be over. But the leads always turned out to be false, and the FBI always had to admit that, despite one of the most massive searches in its history, it had no idea where Patty Hearst was.

She was abducted from her apartment in Berkeley, Calif., on Feb. 4, 1974 by members of the Symbionese Liberation Army. On April 15, with a carbine...

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