September 5, 1990 |
Ontario police investigators inched forward Tuesday in their hunt for three men in a grisly weekend kidnaping that left one teen-age girl dead and two other women raped and stabbed. A car used in the abduction was recovered Tuesday afternoon abandoned in the community of Rubidoux, near Riverside, but detectives said their investigation, including interviews with the surviving victims, had produced little useful evidence.
August 2, 1988
Authorities sought two people who abducted a Riverside woman in the parking lot of a supermarket in Ontario and released her 650 miles away, near Lakeview in southern Oregon. The victim, Karen Sue Ripley, was found wandering on a highway Sunday, Oregon State Police said. Ripley told troopers a man and woman forced their way into her car Friday and made her drive north. She said they hit her over the head with a pistol when they reached the Lakeview area, then left her car and fled on foot.
August 3, 1990 |
Alan Erickson, the bearded loner from Pioneertown who was arrested after he allegedly abducted two neighbor girls and then abandoned them in the eastern Mojave Desert, has agreed to waive extradition and will be returned to San Bernardino County from Nevada today, authorities said. Erickson, 36, sparked a massive manhunt after disappearing June 15 with half-sisters Silver Putnam, 6, and Kristina Johnson, 3.
June 23, 1990 |
Two young girls found abandoned in the Mojave Desert six days after they disappeared with an adult family friend remained hospitalized Friday as San Bernardino sheriff's deputies continued to comb the Barstow area for the alleged abductor. Kristina Johnson, 3, of Pioneertown, was suffering from partial kidney failure and was in serious condition at Loma Linda University Medical Center.
October 4, 1990 |
A man arrested in the disappearance of two girls abandoned without food or water in the searing Mojave Desert pleaded guilty to child endangerment Wednesday. Alan Erickson, 36, of Pioneertown, entered his plea to two counts of child endangerment before Municipal Judge Bert Swift. Erickson was charged in connection with the disappearance of Silver Putman, 6, and her half-sister Kristina Johnson, 3. Erickson was a family friend.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 2000 |
The federal law enforcement officer who kidnapped a 13-year-old boy Friday died of a self-inflicted gunshot--not police gunfire--after officers entered his hotel room, an autopsy report showed Monday. David L. Clairmont, an officer with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Los Angeles, died after an 11-hour standoff that ended Saturday morning in a room at the Country Suites near the Ontario Mills shopping center.