Charles Ridulph thought his 7-year-old sister, Maria, was outside playing with a friend near their Sycamore home on Dec. 3, 1957.
he trial is underway for a Missouri man, accused of kidnapping his daughter and driving her to Northwest Indiana, where she was seen last September running naked from a motel.
A man has been arrested in Lake County on charges that he murdered a woman in Georgia and kidnapped another one to make a cross-country dash up north.
An Aurora mother now stands charged with kidnapping and sexual assault, after vanishing for a month with her three young sons and a former student.
A woman who allegedly kidnapped her daughter from the Chicago area more than two years ago was behind bars in Dallas, Texas, Friday.
Another teenager has been charged in the brutal attack of an intoxicated 18-year-old Highland Park woman outside a New Year’s Eve concert at the Congress Theater, authorities said.
A 30-year-old man has been charged with abducting his girlfriend’s son last week in Palatine.
DNA evidence led to charges against a Chicago woman accused of kidnapping a 50-year-old woman, beating her and leaving her with a broken nose last year in the West Side Lawndale neighborhood, police said.
A 56-year-old Lynwood man has been found murdered inside his home in south suburban Lynwood, and police are investigating his wife’s claims she was kidnapped.
Testimony in a federal drug conspiracy trial this week detailed a kidnapping-for-ransom scheme orchestrated by the victim’s granddaughter.
A 17-year-old girl escaped to safety this week after being kidnapped at a bus stop on the city’s West Side.
More details are emerging about an ordeal suffered by a 20-year-old woman, who was held captive inside a Jefferson Park neighborhood apartment for two months.
A woman was held for more than two months against her will and regularly abused by a former boyfriend who has been charged with attempted murder, kidnapping and domestic battery in the case, police said.
Prosecutors in Northwest Indiana say it will be some time before they get to the bottom of a bizarre crime yesterday involving a father and daughter.
A Chicago area father is pushing for a no-fly list for kids, because he says it could help parents whose children have been kidnapped. Michael Sanchez’s own daughter was taken away, all the way to Brazil, when she was kidnapped by her biological mother.
The man charged with kidnapping and killing 7-year-old Maria Ridulph more than 50 years ago made his first appearance in an Illinois courtroom on Thursday, a day after he was extradited from Seattle.
A kidnapping suspect used an unconventional and dangerous method of trying to avoid arrest early Monday – police said he tossed the newborn baby he was holding at two police officers responding to a domestic disturbance.
The mother of a kidnapped 4-year-old downstate girl says she is “very much overjoyed” that her daughter was found in Chicago.
A 48-year-old man was in custody on Monday, charged with kidnapping after he allegedly took his 4-year-old niece without her parents’ permission in downstate Mount Carmel over the weekend and was then found in downtown Chicago Monday afternoon.
The DeKalb County prosecutor said Tuesday that the man accused in the 1957 kidnapping and murder of a 7-year-old girl could be sent back to Illinois within weeks.