Stoll kidnapping

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Alice Speed-Stoll, wife of Berry V. Stoll was kidnapped in October 1934 and held for ransom by Thomas H. Robinson. Jr. She was held captive in Indianapolis for six days for a $50,000 ransom.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Mrs. Stoll Is Found Alive. Insane Kidnapper Named. His Wife Got The Ransom. Arranged Own Release But Federal Men Halt Car And Arrest The Wife Of Her Captor". New York Times. October 17, 1934. Retrieved 2008-04-20. Kidnapper Being Sought He Is T. H. Robinson Jr. Of Nashville -- His Father Is Being Questioned. Victim Near Collapse 'Brutally Treated' During Six Days In Indianapolis Flat -Only $500 Recovered. Mrs. Stoll Home. Captor Identified Accused Kidnapper Of Mrs. Stoll. Louisville. Mrs. Berry V. Stoll, bruised and weak, returned to her own home tonight after six days in the hands of kidnappers. 
  2. ^ "Absent Transvestite". Time. October 21, 1935. Retrieved 2008-04-20. In the Federal district court at Louisville a kidnapping trial began without the actual snatcher. ...