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surrounding devoted to opposition, was Abductor Offered 'Sanctuary 7 Police Ask Citizens' Help in Search For Laurie Murningham LANSING (UPI) -- A rabbi today appealed to the kidnaper of pretty Laurie Murninghan release the 16-year old girl unharmed, unharmed, turn himself in and use churches and synagogs ss a sanctuary. "We will not testify against you. We will not even identify you. This is a ministerial prerogative," Rabbi Philip Frankc-1 said at a news conference attended attended by Laurie's father, E. Murninghan, former mayor of this Michigan capital. Churches are "sanctuaries of love and compassion," Rabbi Frankel said. He, Murninghan and Father Jerome MacEachin, a Roman Catholic priest, announced at the news conference -- as the massive search for Laurie entered entered its seventh day -- that Tri - Faith Laurie Murninghan Reward Fund had been set and there was $16,500 in it. "This fund will be made available to the abductor if he turns himself in with my daughter alive," Murninghan said. No trace has been found of the ^ long-haired blonde girl her Negro abductor. On Tuesday, Tuesday, Lansing Police Chief Dorold Dorold Husby asked local residents to search their property for sign of Laurie and the man who abducted her at gunpoint last Thursday. "I appeal to all residents... search their own property, including including woods, culverts... anywhere somebody could be held against their will," he told a news conference. Husby .said there was "np point" in spreading the massive search to areas unless evidence warrants it. Miss Murninghan, daughter former Lansing Mayor Max Murninghan, has not been since she was taken from her summer job at Gallagher's shop by a robber who pistol- chipped the owner and took §60. Police have checked 786 tips --55 of them Tuesday--and appealed to citizens to phone more. "The magic one has not been received, or if it has haven't discovered this,'' Husby said. The $6,000 reward offered for her safe return has drawn least two extortion attempts one '"tip" was a deliberate by two young men that cost "thousands of dollars" to track down, Husby said. The two men, Ronald R. Schooler, 23, and Michael Brown, 28, both of Haslelt, pleaded guilty in Ovvosso District Court Tuesday to charges of "willingly giving lalse report.". Each man was sentenced to 30 days in ja;!, ordered to pay S500 restitution and fined $100'. "It's unfortunate that we these kinds of people around-these around-these harassers." he said. Police also asked residents this State Capitol city to the homes of neighbors who may be on vacation.

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  1. The Holland Evening Sentinel,
  2. 15 Jul 1970, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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