Bobby Greenlease was kidnapped on September 28, 1953. A woman named Bonnie Emily Brown Heady appeared at his school, Notre Dame de Sion. The school allowed Greenlease to go with her and didn't bother to check who she was or how she was related to the child until slightly later that day. By then, it was too late. The Bobby Greenlease case became one of the most famous kidnappings in American history.
Within minutes of heading off in a cab with Greenlease, Heady met up with her accomplice (who was also her boyfriend), Carl Hall. Hall killed Greenlease and the two disposed of his body together. They then called the boy's parents to demand ransom money, which was provided to them several days later. Thankfully, they were caught while spending the money and both pled guilty to the crime.
Bobby Greenlease, Jr., was the son of Robert Greenlease, Sr., one of the wealthiest men in Kansas City, Missouri. He owned and managed a number of auto dealerships. Bobby was born in 1947 when Robert was 65 years old. The boy had a biological sister, as well as an adopted brother. Read on to discover disturbing facts about the unfortunate death of Bobby Greenlease, the boy who was murdered at the tender age of six.
Greenlease Was Killed Within 30 Minutes Of Being Kidnapped And Was Buried In Heady's Backyard
Heady Showed Up At The School, Pretended To Be Greenlease's Aunt, And Lied That His Mother Was Ill
The Ransom Note Demanded $600,000Photo: Arresting Police/Sheriff's Department
The Kidnapping Was Discovered Within The Hour When The School Called Greenlease's Mother, But It Was Too LatePhoto: Murderpedia
Only Around Half Of The Ransom Money Was Ever Recovered
Heady Is One of Three Women Executed By The Federal Government