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November 24, 2000 | MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 5-year-old boy was bundled into a small boat by his Cuban mother and whisked away on a desperate crossing of the Florida Straits without permission of the child's father. Now the father is waging an international custody battle to get the child back. The Elian Gonzalez saga? No, the Jonathon Colombini story. One Thanksgiving after Elian was rescued at sea in an inner tube and became the focus of an impassioned, politically charged drama watched around the world, the FBI and the U.S.
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March 30, 1987 | United Press International
FBI agents arrested two people Sunday night and recovered unharmed an 8-day-old girl who was abducted last week by a woman who shot and stabbed the infant's mother to death. FBI agents and Jacksonville sheriff deputies arrested Wendy Leigh Zabel, 23, and Robert Henry Ryan, 26, as they arrived with the baby in a car at a Jacksonville apartment complex. The baby did not appear to be injured, the FBI said, but was taken to a hospital as a precaution.
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September 24, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A 9-month-old Tampa girl was kidnapped, raped and abandoned in a wooded area, and was hospitalized in serious condition. Randolph Standifer, 21, was charged with kidnapping, capital sexual battery and attempted first-degree murder and was being held without bail. He faces a possible life sentence if convicted. Standifer told detectives he took the baby from her crib Saturday morning, said Hillsborough County Sheriff's Col. David Gee. Standifer is a friend of the baby's family.
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