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List of Famous Kidnappings

List of famous kidnapping victims. The most famous kidnappings and well-known missing people are found on this list and can be sorted by any column. List of kidnappings are ordered alphabetically. These famous kidnappings include the year and in some cases where the victim was abducted. Hopefully none of these kidnappings were done by British serial killers. Some of the most infamous kidnappings unfortunately happened to children. 

One of the most famous kidnapping was when aviation hero Charles Lindbergh's baby was snatched. The result was a situation that no one wanted to hear, but it became the most famous instance of kidnapping in American history.

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  1. 63

    Died at 7 (1974-1981) Hollywood, 1981

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  2. 37

    Died at 62 (1916-1978) 1978

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  3. 17

    Arjan Erkel age 44 Chechnya, 2002

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  4. 39

    Greek island, 1991

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  6. 21

    Died at 22 (1911-1933) San Jose

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    Carrie Lawson

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  8. 52

    Died at 88 (1887-1975) 1936

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  9. 36

    Claudia Melchers age 45 The Netherlands, 2005

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    Colleen Stan

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  11. 47
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    Cromwell Varley

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  12. 44

    Fort Parker, 1836

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  13. 9

    Danielle Erica Cramer

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  14. 11
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  15. 35

    Disappearance of Madeleine McCann Praia de Luz

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  17. 38

    Edgardo Mortara Died at 89 (1851-1940) 1858

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  18. 50

    Edith Rosenkranz

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  19. 55

    age 27 Salt Lake City, 2002

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  20. 8

    Died at 38 (1947-1985) 1985

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  21. 22

    Died at 56 (1931-1987) 1987

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  22. 58

    Graeme Thorne

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  23. 51

    Died at 62 (1915-1977) 1977

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  24. 28

    Hans van de Kimmenade age 34 1999

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  25. 2

    Humberto Alvarez-Machain

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  27. 48

    Died at 85 (1840-1925) Morocco

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  28. 7

    James Brandon age 34 Iraq, 2004

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  29. 14

    James Lee Dozier

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  30. 10

    James Richard Cross

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    Jeremiah Treanor

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  33. 6

    Died at 97 (1905-2002) 1964

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  34. 13

    Laetitia Delhez

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  35. 46

    Larcena Pennington Page Died at 76 (1837-1913) 1860

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  36. 31

    Died at 18 (1960-1978) 1978

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  37. 64

    Lesley Whittle Died at 18 (1957-1975) 1974

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    Leszli Kálli

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    Marcuse Treanor

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  40. 45
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    Marion Parker Died at 12 (1915-1927) 1927

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  41. 24

    Died at 90 (1743-1833) 1758

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    Mindy Tran

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  43. 62

    age 60 Italy

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  44. 27

    age 26 1998

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  45. 18

    Nina von Gallwitz

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  46. 40

    North Korean abductions of Japanese 1970s – 1980s

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  47. 41

    North Korean abductions of South Koreans Began in 1950

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  48. 5

    Died at 82 (1919-2001) 1989

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  49. 34

    Died at 65 (1922-1987) 1975

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  50. 32

    Died at 49 (1921-1970) 1970

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