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BOSTON (WBZ) ― An Amber Alert has been issued for a little girl abducted on Marlboro Street in Boston Sunday morning.

Reigh Rockerfeller, 7, was last seen at 12:44 p.m.

She is described as a white female with blond hair and blue eyes. She is about 4 feet tall and weighs 50 pounds. She was last seen wearing a white sun dress, red shoes and glasses.

Police say she is with her father, Clark Rockerfeller, who is described as a white male in his fifties, 5 foot 6 inches tall, and about 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing khaki pants and a blue Lacoste shirt.

The two may be traveling in a black Chevy Suburban or Tahoe or a GMC Yukon or Denali with a Red Sox license plate and Red Sox stickers on the rear window.

Boston police believe the little girl may be in danger. Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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Police: Man Accused In Kidnapping Picked Up Boat

Reigh Rockefeller Abducted From Boston's Back Bay

BOSTON -- A man wanted in connection with the kidnapping of his 7-year-old daughter traveled to New York to pick up a boat he recently purchased, Boston police announced Monday.
An Amber Alert issued Sunday in Massachusetts was discontinued Monday morning when Boston police received credible information that Clark Rockefeller, along with his daughter, Reigh, has moved on to Long Island to pick up his boat "Serenity."

Investigators said Reigh was allegedly abducted by Clark Rockefeller during a supervised parental visit in the city's Back Bay neighborhood on Sunday. It was the first time he saw his daughter since the couple's divorce in December, officials said.
"Clark Rockefeller, who was carrying his daughter, attempted to put his daughter down between two vehicles when a black SUV pulled up," Boston Police Department Superintendent Bruce Holloway said. "At that time, Rockefeller grabbed his daughter and jumped into the SUV, which was being operated by a white male driver."
Boston Police investigators received information that father and daughter may have been dropped off near Grand Central Station in New York City at approximately 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Boston police are working with local, state and federal authorities in New York to continue the search. Police have obtained an arrest warrant for Rockefeller, 48, of Boston, charging him with custodial kidnapping, assault and battery and assault and battery dangerous weapon.
Detectives have set up a search command post at Boston's posh Four Seasons hotel, where the girl and her mother, Sandra Boss, 41, were staying after flying to Boston from London for the visit.
Police continue to look for a black sport utility vehicle that was involved in the incident. The suspect vehicle is believed to be a black Chevy Tahoe, Suburban, GMC Yukon or Denali with a Red Sox license plate and Red Sox stickers on the window. That vehicle is still believed to be in the area.
Clark Rockefeller is also known as J.P. Clark Rockefeller, James Frederick, Clark Mill Rockefeller and Michael Brown.
Four years ago, a New Hampshire newspaper questioned Clark Rockefeller as to if he was related to the famed Rockefeller family. He told The Valley News, "Maybe I am, maybe I'm not; it's not something that I would either confirm or deny."
He went on to say that he didn't "want anything to do with the whole question."
Clark Rockefeller was described in the Amber Alert as being a white male in his 50s, about 5 feet 6 inches tall and 170 pounds with thinning blond hair, and was last seen wearing khaki pants and a blue Izod shirt.
The girl has blond hair and blue eyes, is about 4 feet tall and weighs about 50 pounds. She was last seen wearing a pink and white sundress with red shoes.
"Her legal name is Reigh Storrow Boss. Again, she goes by the nickname of Snooks. Her mother calls her Snooks. She speaks with a English accent and wears glasses," Boston Police Department Deputy Thomas Lee said.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Boston police by calling 911 or District D-4 detectives at 617-343-4683. Individuals wishing to report information anonymously may do so by calling CrimeStoppers at 800-494-TIPS or texting "TIPS" to CRIME (27463).

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Ipswich driver didn't know of dad's alleged plan to take kid

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Ipswich driver didn't know of dad's alleged plan to take kid

BOSTON (AP) _ An Ipswich woman who told police Clark Rockefeller paid her $500 to drive him from Boston to New York City says she had no idea the man was allegedly kidnapping his 7-year-old daughter.
Aileen Ang, a family friend of Rockefeller, told WBZ-AM he asked her to pick him up Sunday at the Boston Sailing Club. When she arrived, Ang said Rockefeller's daughter, Reigh, was with him.
During the ride, Ang said the girl seemed happy, telling her father she loved him. Rockefeller responding that he loved her even more.
After she dropped them off, Ang said she learned an Amber Alert had been issued in Massachusetts and immediately called police.
Boston police have said Ang and another driver who helped Rockefeller were unwittingly involved in the alleged kidnapping.
 

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Friend of Eileen Ang: 'I believe her'

By Wendall Waters / [email protected]

Thu Jul 31, 2008, 03:04 PM EDT


Ipswich -

A friend of Eileen Ang's said of her today, "I believe her. She always tries to do the right things."
The friend, who wishes to remain anonymous, was referring to Ang's having said that when she picked up suspected kidnapper Clark Rockefeller to drive him to New York, she had no idea what he was up to.
Rockefeller is accused of kidnapping his daughter, Reigh Storrow Boss, in Boston on Sunday, July 30 and has eluded police since then. Ang, who was paid $500 for driving Rockefeller and his daughter, went to police right away when she heard he was accused of the kidnapping.
"She's a nice, nice person," the friend said, "a very cheerful person."
Ang, 30, who lives on Washington Street in Ipswich, initially gave interviews to some members of the press but has been quiet since the story broke. Reporters from the New York Post, the New York Daily News and the Boston Globe were camped out in front of her house on Washington Street Wednesday but were rewarded with neither photos nor an interview.
Today, some of Ang's neighbors said the journalists didn't cause any problems for them. One neighbor said they were a bit annoying at first but that the Ipswich Police did a great job handling the situation. But, so far, that's the only complaint, and it's a minor one, that the Chronicle has heard in talking to neighbors.
Joe Clancy, who lives at 49 Washington St., next door to Ang, said the reporters have been no problem at all.
Carol Webber, who works at DJ's Variety a few doors down and across the street from Ang, said business is always brisk at the store so some increased traffic wouldn't have been very noticeable. Other workers said the reporters were buying lunch there and were very friendly.
The reporters said the same thing about Ipswich residents, that they are friendly. While waiting across the street for Ang to come home on Wednesday evening, they spoke with passersby and took photos of dogs and of some of the beautiful gardens on Washington Street.
As of 2 p.m. on Thursday, everything was quiet near Ang's house.
 

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Fingerprints deepen a mystery

Authorities look at possible link between kidnap suspect, Calif. slaying

Kidnap suspect Clark Rockefeller has repeatedly told investigators he cannot recall who his parents are or where he was born.

By Maria Cramer and Eric Moskowitz

Globe Staff / August 5, 2008

BALTIMORE - Authorities are actively investigating the possibility that accused kidnapper Clark Rockefeller is concealing a violent past, after his fingerprints provided an unusual, but still unconfirmed, link to a killing in California from many years ago, according to two law enforcement officials.

Rockefeller's fingerprints, taken after his capture here Saturday, were linked to an out-of-state license application under a different name, presumably yet another alias, those officials said. That name, in turn, is on a list of people wanted in a homicide case in California, according to the officials.
"A fingerprint connected him to a license application, and an alias on the application connected him to a murder in California," one of the two officials said yesterday. Both officials provided information to the Globe on condition they not be named, because the investigation is ongoing.
Authorities have not concluded that Rockefeller is wanted in the California homicide and released no details of the crime, except to say it was committed more than a decade ago. But one of the officials said that California authorities have been alerted and are joining the team of detectives trying to learn the particulars of Rockefeller's past.
Rockefeller, sitting in a jail cell here, has been no help, officials said. He has been interviewed for hours by FBI agents and Baltimore police detectives, but has provided no information about his past, including his real identity, an official said. To questions as basic as where he was born and who his parents are, he has repeatedly told authorities that he "doesn't remember," one of the officials said.
Rockefeller has already gone to extraordinary lengths to conceal his past, even refusing to provide proof of his identity in his 2007 divorce case, a decision that cost him custody of the daughter he played an active role in raising.
Yesterday, Rockefeller, dressed in wrinkled khakis and a baby-blue polo shirt and restrained by handcuffs and shackles, was escorted into a Baltimore courtroom, his first public appearance since his arrest Saturday afternoon. He agreed to waive extradition and return to Boston to face charges of kidnapping his 7-year-old daughter, Reigh Storrow Mills Boss.
A slight man with thinning red hair, Rockefeller said little during the brief proceeding in Eastside District Court. Boston police are expected to take custody of him this morning and return him to Boston for booking. Depending on his arrival, he will be arraigned today or tomorrow morning in Boston Municipal Court on a felony count of parental kidnapping, among other charges, said Jake Wark, a spokesman for the Suffolk district attorney's office.
Prosecutors in Baltimore did not detail the charges or describe the massive international manhunt that was sparked after Rockefeller fled with his daughter from a Back Bay street during a Boston visit supervised by a social worker July 27. Judge Nathan Braverman asked Rockefeller if he really wanted to waive extradition.
"That's correct," Rockefeller said, his voice calm and steady.

As FBI agents and police detectives worked furiously to learn more details of Rockefeller's past, a fuller, but not necessarily clearer, portrait continued to emerge from those in New England and Maryland with whom he has crossed paths.
In Baltimore, Rockefeller went by the name Charles "Chip" Smith, which is distinct from the multiple names he allegedly used in Boston, Nantucket, and New Hampshire. He portrayed himself as a man determined to start a new life as the single parent of a young daughter.
In New England, Rockefeller struck some as a charming if quirky man with an intellectual bearing and distinguished pedigree; to others, he seemed a fraud or a schemer.
In divorce proceedings, Sandra Boss, a senior partner in London with McKinsey & Co. who previously managed the firm's Boston office, accused him of lying about being a member of the famed Rockefeller family.
She was reunited with her daughter, known as Snooks, on Saturday after authorities tracked Rockefeller to a Baltimore house and lured him outside under the pretense that his sailboat, docked a few miles away, was taking on water.
Rockefeller, calling himself Chip Smith, completed his purchase of that house for nearly $432,000 in cash in mid-July. That was more than a month after telling the seller he planned to live there with his daughter and liked the yard and proximity to a local private school, seller John Day of Mount Vernon Portfolio Equities told the Globe Sunday.
Yesterday, Julie Gochar, an executive with the real estate firm that represented Smith, said he contacted her firm by e-mail in late 2007 to seek help in finding a two- or three-bedroom house.
Gochar, managing partner of Obsidian Realty, said Smith told her company that he and his daughter were relocating from Chile. The company worked with him for several months, arranged for him to stay in a Baltimore rental to facilitate his house-hunting, and allowed him to use the Internet at their office, said Gochar, who read a statement to reporters and took no questions.
Rockefeller came to Baltimore last month to finalize the purchase of the brick carriage house on Ploy Street and to pay with cashier's checks, Gochar said.
On Friday, Obsidian employees saw a news bulletin about Clark Rockefeller and recognized the man they knew as Smith from the photographs. They immediately called police, Gochar said.
Rockefeller purchased the home not in his own name, but using a Nevada-based limited-liability company known as P10Y Street Parking. The company's articles of organization were filed May 30, using Nevada Corporation Services Ltd. as registered agent.
Nevada Corporation Services bills itself on the Internet as "The Expert's 'Domestic Haven of Choice' for Business Incorporation & Powerful Asset Protection" and employs a quote from industrialist John D. Rockefeller as its tagline: "Control everything, own nothing." An employee who answered the phone yesterday said the company had no comment about P10Y Street Parking or about Clark Rockefeller.
Clark Rockefeller had used similarly vague-sounding entities to purchase multiple properties in Cornish, N.H., said Peter Burling, a New Hampshire state senator who lived half a mile from Rockefeller in the town. Burling said some were captivated by the Yale hat-wearing, bow tie-clad, Segway-riding Rockefeller, who claimed to own a scientific business in Canada and told stories in town about hosting Helmut Kohl and Britney Spears. Others, he added, were wary.
In trying to acquire real estate, Rockefeller sought to discourage other potential bidders. "He would just say to everybody: 'My name is Clark Rockefeller. I can bid as much as I need to,' " recalled Burling.
But Joan Littlefield, a former neighbor and friend, recalled Rockefeller and Boss fondly, calling him a man of curiosity and aesthetic sensitivity who appeared to be a conscientious husband and father.
"Everywhere Clark went, if the Rockefeller name came up, it was more of a burden than a blessing," said Littlefield.
On Nantucket, Rockefeller rented an off-season cottage for several winters earlier this decade and told his landlord that he used aliases because the Rockefeller name put him at a disadvantage in real estate, recalled Dan Shapiro, of Jamestown, R.I., who leased his former island cottage to Boss and Rockefeller.
Shapiro said he never met the couple but regularly spoke with Rockefeller, who told him he was an MIT graduate and owned a company in upstate New York that was developing a magnetic-propulsion system for space travel.
He seemed like "some sort of genius," Shapiro said. "He was always extremely pleasant, extremely polite, very polished." One year, Shapiro said, Rockefeller even raised his own rent.

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What an ugly bastard this guy is.

I can't wait for him to make the rounds in prison. If it's true that he butchered two California people in 1985 then he's in for quite a ride. Actually he'll be in for lots and lots of rides.
 

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He's been on the news out here for the last couple of days. Looks like several LA County Sheriff's investigators have flown back there to interview him regarding the homicide out here. Good luck to him, sounds like he's gonna need it.
 

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'Clark Rockefeller' indicted on kidnapping charges



BOSTON -- The man who calls himself Clark Rockefeller has been indicted on kidnapping charges for allegedly snatching his 7-year-old daughter from a Boston street during a supervised visit.
Investigators say Rockefeller is really Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, a German citizen who has been living under aliases since coming to the United States in 1978 and who is a "person of interest" in the 1985 disappearance of a California couple.
Gerhartsreiter was arrested last month in Baltimore, where authorities said he fled with his daughter. The girl was unharmed.
He was indicted by a Suffolk County grand jury Friday on charges of parental kidnapping, assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, a motor vehicle and presenting a false name to police.
The indictment moves the case to Suffolk Superior Court.

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Rockefeller Held On $50 Million Cash Bail

Slideshow: Who Is Clark Rockefeller?

His appearance Monday was a sharp contrast to his disheveled appearance at his last court date Sept. 3.
WBZ

BOSTON (AP) ― A judge has set bail at $50 million cash for a German citizen charged with kidnapping his young daughter and claiming to police he was a man named Clark Rockefeller.

Investigators say Rockefeller is really Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, who has been living under aliases since coming to the United States in 1978.

Gerhartsreiter pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of parental kidnapping, assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon -- a motor vehicle -- and giving a false name to police. He was arrested Aug. 2 in Baltimore.

Authorities also have identified Gerhartsreiter as a "person of interest" in the 1985 disappearance of a California couple.

Magistrate Gary Wilson set a trial date for March 23.

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`Rockefeller' To Use Insanity Defense

BOSTON (AP) ― The man who calls himself Clark Rockefeller plans to use an insanity defense at his trial for allegedly kidnapping his 7-year-old daughter.

Rockefeller's lawyers filed notice in court Friday, three days after Rockefeller rejected a plea deal.

The notice does not specify what kind of mental illness Rockefeller will cite. It says only that he will rely on a defense of "lack of criminal responsibility" for his conduct because of a "mental disease or defect" at the time of the alleged crime.

Rockefeller's real name is Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter. The German national moved to the United States in the late 1970s and used a string of fake identities.

Gerhartsreiter is accused of snatching his daughter during a supervised visit in Boston in July. They were found in Baltimore.


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A judge has set bail at $50 million cash for a German citizen charged with kidnapping his young daughter and claiming to police he was a man named Clark Rockefeller.

There's about a half dozen cases in Massachusetts that boggles my mind and this is one of them. He is charged with custodial kidnapping and has got a bail of 50 million dollars. Custodial kidnapping happens everyday and no one gets a fraction the bail this guy has gotten. I am not defending this jack ass however I am wondering why the court has a hard one for him????:confused:
 

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Port's Ablow: Rockefeller is legally insane - NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

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Port's Ablow: Rockefeller is legally insane Psychiatrist testifies at trial
By Victor Tine
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BOSTON - Newburyport psychiatrist and author Keith Ablow testified yesterday that the man who calls himself Clark Rockefeller was delusional when he kidnapped his 7-year-old daughter in July.
Rockefeller believed his daughter, Reigh Boss, was telepathically communicating that she wanted to be taken away from her mother, and he feared losing her permanently to his former wife, Ablow told the Suffolk Superior Court jury in the case.
"To take someone who is mentally ill from the start, with narcissistic personality disorder and grandiose delusions, and remove that kind of focus from his world, I believe it was devastating," Ablow said.
Ablow, who has an office on Water Street, testified for the defense, which is attempting to show that Rockefeller was legally insane at the time of Reigh's abduction. The Rockefeller trial has drawn international attention.
"The disorders with which Mr. Rockefeller suffers clearly represent disorders that fulfill the requirement of being a substantial disorder. They affect him in terms of his thought, his mood, his perception and his memory," Ablow said.
Rockefeller's real name is Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter. He was born in Germany and came to the U.S. as a teenager. Since then, he has used six aliases.
Prosecutors say Gerhartsreiter is a con man and a consummate liar who was sane. They say he was perfectly sane when he took his daughter after losing custody of the girl to his ex-wife.
Under questioning from defense attorneys, Ablow disagreed with the government's contention.
"My opinion is that Mr. Rockefeller could not appreciate the wrongfulness of his conduct," and was therefore unable to conform that conduct to the requirements of the law, Ablow said.
Ablow's testimony was consistent with opinions he expressed in an Aug. 13 Fox News Health Blog called "Inside the Mind of Clark Rockefeller."
"Without knowing 'Rockefeller's' diagnosis specifically, this kind of self-centeredness, along with a willingness to defy the law, speaks of narcissistic and antisocial character traits," Ablow wrote last year. "It's that kind of combination that allows someone to lie to others again and again, experiencing no guilt or remorse."
Ablow is a psychiatric correspondent for Fox News.
Since he wrote that blog entry, Ablow interviewed Rockefeller for a total of 12 hours, he said on the witness stand.
 

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Testimony ends in 'Rockefeller' kidnapping trail


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BOSTON -- Testimony has ended in the kidnapping trial of the man who calls himself Clark Rockefeller.
The final witness Thursday was Dr. James Chu, a psychiatrist at McClean Hospital who said he believes Rockefeller exaggerated his symptoms and was not insane when he kidnapped his 7-year-old daughter.
Chu was called by prosecutors to rebut the testimony of two defense mental health experts who said Rockefeller suffers from mental disorders and was legally insane when he took his daughter last July.
Chu said Rockefeller -- whose real name is Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter (GAYR'-hahrtz-ry-tur) -- was not suffering from delusions and knew it was wrong to take his daughter.
Jurors are expected to begin deliberating the case Monday after hearing closing arguments from prosecutors and defense attorneys.

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The man who calls himself Clark Rockefeller, (right) was handcuffed after being found guilty today of kidnapping his daughter. Jury foreman Michael J. Gregory (top left) said the jury was thorough in it's deliberations.

The crafty con man known as Clark Rockefeller is being sent to prison for up to five years for last summer's kidnapping of his daughter off a Back Back street.
A handcuffed Rockefeller, born Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter in Germany, was sentenced to four to five years in jail this afternoon for a guilty finding for custodial kidnapping.
He was sentenced to two to three years for a guilty verdict for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. The terms are to be served concurrently, said Suffolk Superior Court Judge Frank Gaziano.
Earlier today a jury found Gerhartsreiter guilty on the two most serious charges he faced in connection with the kidnapping.
Jurors, who deliberated for five days, found him not guilty of assault and battery and not guilty of using a false name.
Rockefeller blinked and slightly bowed his head when the first "guilty" verdict for kidnapping his girl was announced. He was stoic again this afternoon at his sentencing with his wrists locked in cuffs.
Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley said today he was satisfied with the verdict.
"It's a very fair and just verdict," Conley said. He also praised the jury for their "careful deliberation."
The jury foreman, speaking for his fellow jurors and alternates, said the panel was "methodical" and stands by its ruling - and he added expert witnesses in the case played a pivotal role.
"We considered all the evidence presented at trial and only the evidence presented at trial ... and no outside information was discussed in the jury room whatsoever," said the foreman, listed as attorney Michael J. Gregory, who teaches law at Harvard.
"This is a complicated case ... we were very thorough in our deliberations," he added. "All of us stand by the verdict."
The defense team for Gerhartsreiter, 48, who posed as a member of the mega-rich Rockefeller clan when he lived in Boston, argued that the defendant was insane when he kidnapped his daughter from a Back Bay street July 27.
The prosecution contended that Gerhartsreiter precisely planned the kidnapping for months and knew what he was doing was not only wrong, but illegal.
Prosecutors called McLean Hospital psychiatrist Dr. James Chu who testified the defendant concocted "deliberate fabrications" to appear crazy.
The defense called celebrity psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow and psychologist Catherine Howe, who both said the defendant was delusional and could not be held criminally responsible for the kidnapping.
For a guilty finding, Judge Gaziano instructed jurors that the prosecution needed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Gerhartsreiter knew that the July abduction of his 7-year-old daughter was illegal and morally wrong - not just one or the other.
Defense lawyers argued that Gerhartsreiter was so delusional and distraught after losing custody of his daughter Reigh "Snooks" Boss, then 7 years old, that he thought he was saving her when he kidnapped her.
Boss and her mother, Sandra, are back in London.
California authorities are closely watching this case.
Gerhartsreiter is also being eyed as a person of interest in the 1985 disappearance and possible murder of a San Marino couple. Gerhartsreiter, who used the name Christopher Chichester at the time, was living in the couple's guesthouse when they disappeared.
Gerhartsreiter first appeared in the United States in the late-1970s as a foreign-exchange student in Berlin, Conn., and later moved to Wisconsin where he married a woman to procure a green card. After that, he moved to California where he went by Christopher Chichester.

The Herald's Laurel J. Sweet and Joe Dwinell contributed to this story.

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