On july 15 1976 26 school children and their bus driver from chowchilla california were kidnapped and buried alive in this tractor trailer. The three kidnappers imprisoned their victims in a buried box truck within a quarry in livermore california intending to demand a ransom for their return.
The kidnappers buried the victims inside a truck trailer at a livermore calif quarry.
Chowchilla bus kidnapping michael. The bus started rolling again followed by the van. The men were wearing pantyhose. On july 15 1976 26 school children and their bus driver from chowchilla california were kidnapped and buried alive in this tractor trailer.
Twenty six children ages 5 through 14 and. Survivors of the chowchilla kidnappings where 26 school children were abducted along with their bus driver and buried alive in an underground prison have revisited the terror of that fateful. The 1976 chowchilla kidnapping was the abduction of a school bus driver and 26 children ages 5 to 14 in chowchilla california on july 15 1976.
Cnn the last of the three infamous chowchilla school bus kidnappers remaining in prison fred woods will remain behind bars at the california men s colony in san luis obispo. It was back in july 1976 when three young men from wealthy families kidnapped a school bus full of children in the central valley town of chowchilla. On july 15 1976 26 school children and their bus driver from chowchilla california were kidnapped and buried alive in this tractor trailer.
The kidnappers ran the bus into a slough a marshy area that was shrouded by tall bamboo obscuring it from view. There another van into which. On july 15 1976 three gunmen kidnapped 26 children and their driver off a chowchilla calif school bus.
After about 16 hours underground the driver and children were able to dig themselves out and escape. A school bus with 26 children was stopped by three armed gunmen as they headed home from the dairyland elementary school in the small california town of chowchilla.