Fellow kidnap victim 14-year-old Steven Stayner fled with the boy, known as “Timmy,” and hitchhiked to safety.
He was 35.
Timothy White was 5 years old when he was kidnapped in Ukiah by child molester Kenneth Parnell.
Two weeks later, fellow kidnap victim Steven Stayner, 14, fled with the boy, known as “Timmy,” and hitchhiked to safety.
The dramatic story was told in the 1989 television movie, “I Know My First Name is Steven.”
White’s stepfather, Roger Gitlin, said White died April 1 of an apparent pulmonary embolism.
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