Kidnapping another human being and holding them against their will is among the worst crimes imaginable. Click through RadarOnline.com’s gallery to read about three of the most heinous abductions ever committed.
At 13, Tanya Nicole Kach just couldn’t stay out of trouble. She ran away from home and ditched school numerous times. Four separate reports about Kach were filed with police in McKeesport, Pa.
Thomas Hose, a security guard at her school, cozied up to her — and in 1996 she moved in with him.
For the next four years, Hose kept Kach hidden, locked in the bedroom of the house where he lived with his parents. She used a bucket as a toilet. In 2000, the creep christened her “Nikki Allen” and introduced her to his parents as his girlfriend who would be moving in with them.
Hose allowed her to leave the house occasionally, but she had a strict curfew. Six years later, Kach asked a neighbor to call the police, and Hose was arrested.
Mary Elizabeth Lozano was last seen at 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 13, 1969, in the bedroom she shared with her three brothers in Venice, Calif. Lozano cried out early the next morning, waking her parents and disabled aunt. But they thought the 4-year-old was talking in her sleep and didn’t bother to get up. Her brothers slept through her cries. A neighbor later told cops he had seen a man standing at the unlocked sliding glass door at Mary’s home at 3 a.m.
Cops believe the man abducted Lozano. There was no ransom note and no suspect was ever named. If you have any information about Lozano, please call the Los Angeles Police Department at 1-(877) 275-5273 or the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-(800) 843-5678.
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Katie Beers vanished on Dec. 28, 1992 — two days before her 10th birthday — after family friend John Esposito lured her to his home with promises of birthday presents. But when she got there, a terrified Beers left a message on her godmother’s answering machine, crying, “I’ve been kidnapped by a man with a knife.”
Esposito promptly stuffed Katie in a 6-by-7-foot concrete bunker under his garage in Bay Shore, N.Y. It was concealed by a 200-pound concrete trapdoor. Esposito kept Beers in chains, and she told cops the monster raped her during her ordeal. Esposito gave police an alibi, but it quickly fell apart and he led authorities to the underground bunker. Beers had been held captive for 17 days. Esposito was sentenced to 15 years to life, and died in jail in 2013.
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