Crime: Making an Impact

As 20-year-old Barbara Jane Mackle recuperated last week at her family's rambling Coral Gables mansion, a vast federal-state dragnet reached out for her kidnapers. Snatched from an Atlanta motel by Gary Steven Krist and Ruth Eisemann Schier and freed for a ransom of $500,000, Barbara Jane was found buried under 18 inches of Georgia turf in a coffin-like box. Snorkels to the surface allowed her to breathe during the 80-hour entombment.

The first break in the case came when a West Palm Beach boat dealer reported that a man calling himself Arthur Horowitz...

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