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List of Famous Kidnappings

Updated November 5, 2019 74.6k views65 items
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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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  • 26

    Leszli Kálli

  • 27
    1998
  • 28

    Hans van de Kimmenade

    Age: 40
    1999
  • 29

    Polly Klaas

    Dec. at 12 (1981-1993)
    1993
  • 30
  • 31

    Lee Kim Lai

    Dec. at 18 (1960-1978)
    1978
  • 32

    Pierre Laporte

    Dec. at 49 (1921-1970)
    1970
  • 33

    Carrie Lawson

  • 34

    Peter Lorenz

    Dec. at 64 (1922-1987)
    1975
  • 35

    Disappearance of Madeleine McCann

    Praia de Luz
  • 36

    Claudia Melchers

    Age: 52
    The Netherlands, 2005
  • 37

    Aldo Moro

    Dec. at 61 (1916-1978)
    1978
  • 38

    Edgardo Mortara

    Dec. at 88 (1851-1940)
    1858
  • 39
    Greek island, 1991
  • 40

    North Korean abductions of Japanese

    1970s – 1980s
  • 41

    North Korean abductions of South Koreans

    Began in 1950
  • 42

    Prince Pedro Thiago of Orléans-Braganza

    Age: 42
    1992
  • 43

    Walter Palmers

  • 44
    Fort Parker, 1836
  • 45

    Marion Parker

    Dec. at 12 (1915-1927)
    1927
  • 46

    Larcena Pennington Page

    Dec. at 76 (1837-1913)
    1860
  • 47

    Cromwell Varley

  • 48
    Morocco
  • 49

    Rahul

  • 50

    Edith Rosenkranz