Tripped Up By Technology

The alleged kidnappers of an Exxon man are foiled, and a body turns up

Television crime dramas typically provide viewers with a sampling of life's invaluable lessons. One is that kidnapping, generally, is a high-risk method of making a buck. That venerable cop-show counsel apparently went unheeded by a New Jersey couple, indicted last week on six counts of kidnapping and extortion in the case of missing Exxon International president Sidney Reso. Last April Reso, 57, vanished from the driveway of his posh Morris Township, N.J., home while on his way to work.

Soon after his disappearance, FBI agents recovered letters demanding a ransom of millions of dollars from Exxon for his safe return. In...

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