Hall and Heady then took Bobby across the state line to Johnson County, Kansas, where Hall shot him to death. One of the associates, a former prostitute named Sandra O'Day, was supposed to fly to Los Angeles and mail a letter Hall had written from there in order to divert police attention from St.
After the murder, Hall and Heady then sent Bobby's father a message demanding a ransom of 0,000. However, Hall then became convinced that police would trace them to St. Louis; however, O'Day caught a glimpse of the ransom money and decided to do some redirection of her own. Louis police soon learned that Hall was flaunting a large sum of money, and they soon brought him in for questioning.
Sister Morand recalled that Bobby walked directly to the woman without hesitation, and there was nothing in his action or behavior to indicate doubt on his part that this woman was his aunt.
As the woman left the school, she had an arm around Bobbys shoulder and was holding his hand.
Sister Morand last saw them as they entered a taxicab. that day, Sister Marthanna of the school called the Greenlease home to inquire about Mrs. Greenlease and at that time learned that the story told by the woman who called for Bobby was false. Greenlease immediately called her husband who rushed home and, after hearing the story of what happened, notified the chief of police in Kansas City, who in turn reported the matter to the FBI.
Willard Pearson Creech, cab driver for the Toedman Cab Company in Kansas City, told authorities that shortly before a.m.
The kidnappers promised Bobbys safe return in 24 hours and as long as there were no tricks in delivering the money. The letter again contained demands for 0,000 and stated that Bobby was okay but homesick.
Overall, the Greenleases received over a half dozen ransom notes and 15 telephone calls.
To keep creating new content, we kindly appreciate any donation you can give to help the Murderpedia project stay alive. "Bobby" Greenlease (1947-1953) was the son of multi-millionaire automobile dealer Robert Cosgrove Greenlease, Sr., of Kansas City, Missouri.
We have many plans and enthusiasm to keep expanding and making Murderpedia a better site, but we really need your help for this. He was the victim of a kidnapping in September 1953 that led to the largest ransom payout in U. history at the time; however, Bobby Greenlease's abductors had no intention of returning him to his family.
on September 28, 1953, a woman, whose description fit that of the woman who had called at the school, entered the cab and requested him to drive her to the school of Notre Dame De Sion.
Upon arriving at the school she told Creech to wait for her because she desired to be driven to the Katz Drug Store at Westport and Main Streets in Kansas City.
Eisenhower's eldest brother, Arthur, was president of Commerce Bank in Kansas City, where the Greenleases kept their money.