Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said Monday that a Boston kidnapping suspect is the man they have identified as a "person of interest" in the disappearance of a San Marino couple 23 years ago.
"We are now positively identifying the man arrested in Boston as Clark Rockefeller as the man known as Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter," said Steve Whitmore, a Sheriff's Department spokesman.
He is wanted for questioning in the disappearance of Jonathan and Linda Sohus and is considered a person of interest in their disappearance, Whitmore said. Gerhartsreiter used the name Christopher Chichester when he lived in the couple's San Marino guesthouse in the 1980s, he said.
Investigators were able to identify Gerhartsreiter through numerous interviews with people who contacted the authorities, Whitmore said.
Police on both coasts had been investigating Gerhartsreiter, who is accused of absconding from Boston with his young daughter and was captured Aug. 2 by the FBI in Baltimore.