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Fronczak kidnapping

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Fronczak kidnapping - * * * 'Please Return Our Baby... CHICAGO (UPI)...
* * * 'Please Return Our Baby... CHICAGO (UPI) — The mother of kidnaped Paul Joseph Fronczak made a tearful public plea Thursday Thursday to the woman who stole her day-old child to "please return our baby — he was everything we had." Weeping and fingering a Rosary constantly, Mrs. Bora Fronczak, 28, pleaded with the mysterious woman in white who took the baby from her arms to take good care of him, "Just so he's taken care of and brought back," she said. "That's our only hope »nd prayer." Mrs. Fronczak was wheeled in a chair into the lobby of the Michael Reese hospital maternity ward for her first public appearance since the baby was abducted from her room Monday. In tliree days of intensive investigation, hundreds of police and FBI agents have failed to turn up a solid clue. Police armed with a new sketch of the uniform- clad abductor retraced their steps through a 96- block Southwest side neighborhood where a cab driver said he let out a woman passenger and new- born baby whom he picked up at Michael Reese about the time of the kidnaping. Investigators were checking householders missed Tuesday in a massive door-to-door search for clues. Oiher investigators, working with the employment employment files at the hospital, were reported nearing completion of a check of about 3,000 present and past women employes of the hospital. Results of the check had been negative. Police picked up a former employe, a practical nurse who was accused of kidnaping a child tvvo years ago, but released her when Mrs. Fronczak and the cab driver, Lee Kelsey, 34, said she was not the woman. The distraught mother, comforted by the arm of her husband, Chester, 34, said she could not understand understand how any woman could steal another woman's baby. "The only thing I can think of is that she must have been desperate for a baby," she said. "Or maybe she lost one herself. "But even losing a child, I don't think you could be that desperate — to take another woman's baby. "1 ask for the baby (o be well taken care ot and brought back,'- she said. "Please return our baby. He was everything we had of our hopes for the future." Mrs. Fronczak said the thin - lipped woman — "she was white-skinned, but that's all I remember" — visited her room Monday and then returned as she was feeding Paul Joseph. "She said she was goiny to take (lie baby to fhe nursery," the mother said. "He had been fed for about a half-hour, but the baby's feeding time was an hour, and I svas wondering why she took the babv when his feeding time was only a half-hour through." Mrs. Fronczak wept every time she spoke the word "baby."' Police Capt. William Murphy also issued a plea to the kidnaper. "You have had the baby three days," riis appeal said. "By now, you must realize you should return this infant boy to his mother's arms. You must undo what you have done. "Call us. Help us return the baby."

Clipped from Wisconsin State Journal, 01 May 1964, Fri,  Page

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