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'Fort Myers News-Press, Thursday, December 23, 1982 9A Abandoned girl asks Santa to bring her daddy back KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) Four-year-old Kim, left by her father at a fast-food restaurant here, has just one Christmas wish this year. She wants her daddy back and Is hoping Santa will help. Kim was abandoned by her father at the restaurant just off Interstate 40, Police Capt Arlan Berg said Wednesday. She hasn't been able to tell police much about herself.

"She knows that her first name Is Kim," Berg said, "but she doesn't remember her last name. When we ask her where she lives she mentions Las Vegas and Reno, but she's not really sure where her home is. "She calls her daddy 'Wally and says she has a brother named Wally. But she calls her brother Berg said. "She hasn't told us much of anything about her mother." Kim stopped at the restaurant Sunday with her father, who told her to go to the restroom.

Berg said. "When she came back, her daddy was gone and she started to cry. A customer tried to comfort her and called the manager, and after her daddy didn't come back, we were called," said Berg. Berg said Kim has told him she hopes Santa Claus will bring back her father for Christmas. But he added, "It's going to be real tough to find this little girl's parents.

If there's a mother for this little girl out there, who wasn't with the father, we might have a chance. Otherwise, we've only got two chances. Either we'll get lucky, or the parents' conscience will begin to bother them. "We're doing everything we can to provide this little girl with some happiness this Christmas," Berg said. "The only thing we can't provide is mommy and daddy and Scooter." Police located a gas station attendant who remembers the brown-haired girl and her father came in last Wednesday.

The attendant told police the father had radiator trouble with the car and complained about having financial trouble as well. "We think they were in Kingman for several days, but it appears Kim and her father were traveling by themselves," Berg said. CLOSED CHRISTMAS EVE In observance of Christmas, United TeleDhone business offices GIVE HIM THE HIDDEN ASSETS FOR HIS WELL-GROOMED APPEARANCE PIERRE CARDIN ESSENCE Pierre Cardin Fragrance Collection for Men is a complete lineof personal grooming products for today's man. A compliment to the good taste of the man who wears it and the woman who selects it as a gift for him. Pierre Cardin Man's Cologne blends the crispness of citrus fruit and patchouli, rare spices and warm amber notes that last.

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Everything was bought for a 1 4-year-old girl who disappeared eight years ago while Christmas shopping. If she's still alive, Leslie is now 22. Her little brother has grown up, married, and become a father. Her great-grandmother, who took care of her while her mother worked, is dead. Her Pekingese grew old and sick and had to be destroyed four years ago.

But the gifts are still In the attic, will close Thursday afternoon, December 23 at 5 P.M. and reopen Monday morning, December 27 at 9 A.M. ttsi i UNITED TELEPHONE SYSTEM 10AM-9PM, MONDAY-THURSDAY; FRIDAY TO 6PM UNPED TELEPHONE OF FLORID -TjM tmtnj wiot(coco Here comes OO A fresh new taste experience that outshines menthol. I 1 and her mother, Judy Wilson, now 40, still hopes. "Would you please assist in our search for our children?" Wilson recently wrote to The Associated Press.

"When I read in this morning's paper about President Reagan's Missing Children's Act, it gave me a new hope." The bill signed by Reagan in October permits parents to ask the FBI if the name of their missing child is In its computer files. If local police decline to enter the name, the act permits parents to do so on their own. "Oh, I dream about her quite often. I know what she hasn't changed," Wilson said, gazing at the last school picture of her daughter. "She'd be tall, and headstrong, spoiled, you know." Leslie Renee Wilson set out with two friends on an afternoon of Christmas shopping at Seminary South shopping mall Dec.

23, 1974. She instructed her mother "In no uncertain terms" to pick her up at her great-grandmother's house at 4 p.m. "We were going to a party," Wilson said. "I know she Intended to be there' Police never had many clues to the disappearance of Leslie and her friends Mary Rachel Trlica, 17, and Julie Mosely, 9. Investigators first assumed the girls had run away.

A few days later after they vanished, a note mailed to Tommy Trlica, Mary Rachel's husband of six months, seemed to support that theory. "I know I'm going to catch it, but we just had to get away," the penciled note said. "We're going to Houston. See you in about a week. The car Is In Sears upper lot" Mary Rachel's name was misspelled, and FBI handwriting experts could not confirm if she had written the letter.

But the car was where the note said It would be. Inside were gifts the girls had bought, and a pair of blue jeans Leslie had gotten out of layawav. The car was not dusted for fingerprints because officers did not think they were dealing with a crime. "I could have told you that night that they hadn't run away," Wilson said. "Leslie wanted to go to that party.

And no 9-year-old is going to run off two days before Christmas. Everybody knows that The families of the missing girls have sent 70,000 handbills with their daughters' photographs throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada. They sent the pictures to 45 newspapers. They hired a private investigator, and followed up every tip from seers and psychics who claimed to know where the children went or where their bodies could be found. It not only tastes fresher while you smoke.

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