|Source: Philadelphia Inquirer -
Dated: Jan. 13, 1921
STEAL BOY FROM COUPLE
Foster Parents Beaten by Kidnappers in Ohio Village
DEFIANCE, Ohio, Jan. 12 - Police of Northwestern Ohio and
Southern Michigan today were searching for four men and two women
who last night forcibly kidnapped the four year old adopted son of
Henry Peck, whose home is at Brunersburg, a small village one
mile northwest of Defiance.
Returning home from a party at neighbors late last
night, Mr. and Mrs. Peck were confronted by the four men and
two women who demanded the child. The demand was refused and
the kidnappers beat the Pecks until they were forced to
release the boy.
The kidnappers then made their escape in an automobile,
stolen from Clarence Helfrick, a neighbor of the Pecks.
The last seen of them, they were heading for the Michigan State