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 Steven Gregory Stayner

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Steven Gregory Stayner

  • Birth 18 Apr 1965 Merced, Merced County, California, USA
  • Death 16 Sep 1989 Merced, Merced County, California, USA
  • Burial Merced, Merced County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 7010011

Abduction Victim. He made world news when he was abducted at age 7 by Kenneth Parnell and Ervin Murphy. Stayner ran away and returned home at the age of 14, after Parnell kidnapped another little boy, Timmy White. Stayner brought White with him to the police when he fled from Parnell. His experience inspired the television movie "I Know My First Name is Steven." Parnell served five years for those kidnappings. He was killed at the age of 24 when a stalled car caused his motorcycle to crash.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Caroline
  • Added: 13 Dec 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7010011
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Steven Gregory Stayner (18 Apr 1965–16 Sep 1989), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7010011, citing Merced Cemetery, Merced, Merced County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .