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John Esposito convicted in the 1992 abduction of Katie Beers was found dead in his cell at Sing Sing prison. (Credit CBS 2)

Man Convicted In Katie Beers Abduction Found Dead In Cell At Sing Sing

John Esposito, 64, was found shortly after a parole hearing, CBS 2 reported. It appears that he died of natural causes, according to the Department of Correction.

09/05/2013

Ariel Castro in court for sentencing on Aug. 1, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Ariel Castro Gets Life In Prison Without Parole, Tells Judge ‘I’m Not A Monster’

The Ohio man convicted of holding three women captive in his Cleveland house over a decade and raping them repeatedly has been sentenced to life without parole plus 1,000 years.

08/01/2013

Giovanna Beck, Michael Beck

Girl Taken From Queens Found, Father Arrested In Memphis

A 4-year-old girl was found safe Sunday in Memphis, after being taken by her biological father two days earlier in Queens.

06/23/2013

A childhood picture of Paul Fronczak. (Credit CBS 2)

CBS 2 Investigation: DNA Test Reveals Nevada Man Is Not Who He Thought He Was

The mystery began in a Chicago hospital in 1964. Chester and Dora Fronczak had given birth to a baby boy named Paul Joseph Fronczack.

05/31/2013

Shane Walker

Mother Holds Out Hope For Baby Kidnapped 24 Years Ago

Three babies were abducted from three different families back in 1989 – all about the same time and in nearly the same way.

05/29/2013

The warehouse on 43rd Avenue in Long Island City where prosecutors said a businessman was held and tortured for a month by a group of men looking for $3 million in ransom. (Photo: CBS 2)

Man Charged In Queens Kidnapping, Ransom Plot Claims He’s ‘Not A Criminal’

According to police, businessman Pedro Portugal was bound and burned with acid as captors demanded a $3 million ransom from his family in Quito, Ecuador.

05/26/2013

The warehouse on 43rd Avenue in Long Island City where prosecutors said a businessman was held and tortured for a month by a group of men looking for $3 million in ransom. (Photo: CBS 2)

Suspects Charged With Kidnapping Queens Man, Holding Him Captive For 32 Days

Three men were charged Wednesday with kidnapping an Ecuadorean national in Queens, and holding him in a warehouse for a month as they demanded $3 million ransom.

05/22/2013

(l-r) Amanda Berry , Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were kidnapped and held captive for 10 years in Cleveland. (Credit: CBS 2)

Cleveland Kidnapping Suspect’s Brothers Break Their Silence

The brothers of Ariel Castro –- the man charged with kidnapping three women in Cleveland and holding them captive for a decade – broke their silence Sunday.

05/12/2013

Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus

2 Cleveland Kidnapping Victims Return Home; Lead Suspect Charged

Sources tell CBS News that Berry, 27, Michelle Knight, 32, and Gina DeJesus, 24, were all restrained for at least part of their decade-long captivity.

05/08/2013

Katie Beers

Katie Beers On Cleveland Kidnapping Victims: ‘I Cannot Even Fathom’

When three women were found alive in Cleveland a decade after disappearing, Long Island kidnapping victim Katie Beers was flooded with a rush of buried memories.

05/07/2013

A supposed photograph of Bob Levinson e-mailed anonymously to the family in 2011 (credit: FBI)

Wife Of Kidnap Victim Bob Levinson Receives Profiles In Courage Award

It was six years ago that Long Island native Bob Levinson, a retired FBI agent, was kidnapped during a private trip to Iran.

05/05/2013

Katonah Metro-North Railroad Station (file / credit: MTA)

Police: Good Samaritans Helped Catch Suspect In Katonah Kidnapping Attempt

A woman is safe and two young men are being credited with ensuring that after police in Katonah say she was the victim of a kidnapping attempt.

04/17/2013

(credit: N.J. State Police)

New Jersey Man Gets Five Years For Holding Girlfriend Captive

A New Jersey man who kept his girlfriend locked in their bedroom for extended periods over two years has been sentenced to 5 years in prison.

04/12/2013

Washington Heights 'Abduction' (credit: NYPD)

Cops: Washington Heights Abduction Was Surprise Birthday Hoax

Police spent the weekend looking for a man and a woman who witnesses said were kidnapped by two men in a dark-colored minivan just before 7 p.m. Friday near 173rd Street and Haven Avenue.

04/01/2013

Gilberto Valle (credit: Facebook)

Jurors Review Testimony In ‘Cannibal Cop’ Deliberations

The jury has had the case since Thursday. If convicted on the most serious charge, Gilberto Valle could face a possible life sentence.

03/11/2013

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