Police have successfully nabbed Clark Rockefeller after his alleged kidnapping of his 7-year-old daughter Reigh “Snooks” Boss during a supervised visit in Boston last Sunday.
On Saturday, Rockefeller was arrested in Baltimore, and Reigh – whose mother, Sandra Boss, pleaded for the girl’s return in an emotional video posting Thursday – was found safe following a tip from a “concerned citizen,” according to law officials.
Rockefeller is charged with felony custodial kidnapping, assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said, adding that Rockefeller – no relation to the American oil dynasty – will be arraigned Monday and face extradition proceedings, the Associated Press reports.
Rockefeller, who was living in a Baltimore apartment and had a 26-foot catamaran docked at a nearby marina, was arrested after he was falsely informed by police that his boat was taking on water, according to Davis.
Once the little girl was found – apparently unharmed – inside the Baltimore apartment, Reigh’s “first words were she was very happy to see very nice people,” said Noreen Gleason, FBI’s assistant special agent in charge of the Boston division. “She was ecstatic.”
Sandra Boss collapsed upon being told her daughter was found alive and was en route to Baltimore. “She fainted, in a way,” said Boston Police Deputy Superintendent Tom Lee, the AP reports.
Through the police, Boss later thanked the public and the news media for their generous help in providing confidential information about Reigh’s location and in abetting in her daughter’s safe return.
Davis called the investigation ongoing, with authorities still trying to decipher the true background of Rockefeller – and if Reigh’s kidnapping involved any accomplices.