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July 10, 1954


Author Affiliations

Chief of Detectives Chicago Police Department 1121 S. State St., Chicago 5.

JAMA. 1954;155(11):1006. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.03690290056022

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To the Editor:  —Rene Hines, age 2, was kidnapped in Chicago on May 15, 1954. She is a chubby Negro child, cutting molars on both sides. She has a birthmark on the right side of her stomach shaped like a little dog and measuring 1 by 1¼ in. When kidnapped she was wearing dark green corduroy pants and jacket. The pants were cuffed but also rolled up. She wore white shoes size 6 or 7 and a multicolored plaid shirt with long sleeves. The kidnapper was described as a brown-skinned Negro about 35 years old, 6 ft. 2 in. tall, and weighing about 190 lb. He wore a light brown suit, tan shirt, and no tie. In the car in which he escaped, there was a woman described as light-skinned with freckles all over her face. She wore rimless glasses, was about 50 years old, and weighed about 200 lb.

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