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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

Pedro Rios is accused of kidnapping a child younger than 13 to sexually assault her. (credit: Essex County Prosecutor's Office)

Prosecutors: Newark Man Charged With Kidnapping Child To Sexually Assault

Pedro Rios, 57, is accused of kidnapping, endangering the welfare of a child, and hindering apprehension.

03/05/2013

Handcuff (credit: clipart.com)

Report: Man Fakes Kidnapping To Avoid Angry Girlfriend

The NYPD said a career criminal pulled another fast one late last week, but this time the staged kidnapping was reportedly a hoax to explain a long absence to his girlfriend.

03/03/2013

Chase Bank on Saddle River Road (file / credit: Google Maps)

It’s Happened Again: Police In New Jersey Warn Of Hostage-Taking Scam

Police said these phone scams are a growing problem, so what can you do to protect yourself? One piece of advice, police said, is if you get a phone call from an area code and phone number you don’t recognize, don’t answer the phone.

02/15/2013

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