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Tamron Hall

The man who would be Rockefeller

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** ARCHIV ** Ein undatiertes, vom FBI zur Verfuegung gestelltes Bild zeigt Clark Rockefeller mit seiner Tochter Reigh Boss auf der Schulter. Der als 'falscher Rockefeller' verhaftete Hochstapler, der in den USA wegen Verdachts auf Entfuehrung seiner Tochter im Gefaengnis sitzt und moeglicherweise in einen Doppelmord verwickelt ist, wurde von der Polizei als der Deutsche Christian G. identifiziert. Er wird in Kalifornien seit ueber 20 Jahren im Zusammenhang mit dem Verschwinden eines amerikanischen Ehepaars gesucht. Er habe bis 1985 in einem Haus der beiden gewohnt, erklaerte die Polizei in Los Angeles am Montag, 11. Aug. 2008. (AP Photo/FBI) **NO SALES** --- ** FILE ** In this undated photo provided by the FBI, Clark Rockefeller carries his daughter Reigh on his shoulders. Authorities say Rockefeller, who is going through a bitter divorce with his wife Sandra Boss, snatched 7-year-old Reigh in Boston on Sunday, July 27, 2008 and may be trying to flee on a yacht from Long Island. (AP Photo/FBI) **NO SALES**

Father and daughter

The man who called himself "Clark Rockefeller" but whom police have identified as Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter is pictured here with his daughter, Reigh Boss, in an undated photo provided by the FBI. Gerhartsreiter became the object of an international manhunt in July 2008 when he allegedly abducted Reigh from his ex-wife during a custodial visit.

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Julie Gochar

Helping in the hunt

Julie Gochar, managing partner of Obsidian Reality, spoke to reporters in Baltimore about her firm's role in helping authorities find Gerhartsreiter. The man known as Clark Rockefeller had contacted Obsidian about buying a home in Baltimore, where he apparently planned to start a new life with his daughter under the assumed name "Chip Smith."

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Clark Rockefeller's 26-foot catamaran is photographed Saturday Aug. 2, 2008 on Pier F in the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Md..  Rockefeller who was accused of kidnapping his 7-year-old daughter during a supervised visit in Boston last weekend was arrested Saturday in Baltimore and the girl was found safe, authorities said. A \"concerned citizen\" tipped off authorities that the man known as Clark Rockefeller was living in a Baltimore apartment and had a 26-foot catamaran docked at a nearby marina, Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said. Investigators invented a ruse to get Rockefeller out of the apartment and away from the child. They called the suspect and told him that his boat was taking on water. (AP Photo/ Baltimore Sun, Patrick Smith)  ** MANDATORY CREDIT. WASHINGTON EXAMINER OUT. NO MAGS. NO SALES **

The 'Rockefeller' boat

A "concerned citizen" tipped off authorities that the man known as Clark Rockefeller was living in a Baltimore apartment and had a 26-foot catamaran docked at a nearby marina. Police lured "Rockefeller" out his apartment by calling him and telling him that the boat was taking on water.

Patrick Smith / Baltimore Sun
This image made from a video released Thursday, July 31, 2008 by Boston Police Department shows Sandra Boss giving a statement regarding her daughter Reigh Boss, who was allegedly kidnapped from Boston by her father. Boss asked her ex-husband, Clark Rockefeller, to return their daughter, Reigh Boss, who goes by the nickname \"Snooks.\"  (AP Photo/Boston Police Department)

YouTube plea

Sandra Boss, ex-wife of the man who called himself Clark Rockefeller, appeared on YouTube to plead for him to return their daughter Reigh to her safely after he allegedly kidnapped the girl during a supervised July visit in Boston.

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Clarke Rockefeller Arraigned For Daughter's Kidnapping

Facing justice in Baltimore

The man who called himself Clark Rockefeller appeared before a Baltimore District Court judge, where he waived his right to extradition.

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Clark Rockefeller

Multiple identities

This image provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department shows a wanted poster of the suspect variously known as “Clark Rockefeller,” “Chris Chichester,” and what authorities say is his real name, Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter. The poster asks for information regarding the 1985 disappearance of John and Linda Sohus, of whom Gerhartsreiter had been a tenant.

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John Linda Sohus

The couple who vanished

This undated image shows Jonathan and Linda Sohus, in whose San Marino, Calif. guesthouse the man now identified as Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter had been a tenant. The couple disappeared in 1985. Authorities believe an skeleton unearthed in 1994 to be the remains of Jonathan Sohus; Linda has never been found.

LYDIA MARANO

Jailhouse interview

In August 2008 Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter spoke with NBC News’ Natalie Morales during an exclusive jailhouse interview in which he gave a cryptic account of his life, claiming not to remember much of it. The man who called himself “Clark Rockefeller” refused to definitively deny that he is related to the famed Rockefeller family.

Sandra Boss, ex-wife of Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, who calls himself Clark Rockefeller, looks at her daughter's birth certificate after she was asked to produced it while on the stand during Gerhartsreiter's kidnapping trial at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston, Monday, June 1, 2009. Gerhartsreiter, originally from Germany, is charged with kidnapping his 7-year-old daughter Reigh. (AP Photo/Lisa Poole, Pool)

Ex-wife takes the stand

During Gerhartsreiter's kidnapping trial at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston, June 1, 2009, Sandra Boss was asked to produce her daughter's birth certificate. She described her ex-husband, who is facing charges for kidnapping his daughter, as attractive and charming when she met him. But, she said, things changed for the worse when they married.

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Gerhartsreiter, who calls himself Clark Rockefeller, enters court for his kidnapping trial at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston

The trial begins

Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, who calls himself Clark Rockefeller, enters court for his kidnapping trial at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston June 1, 2009. Gerhartsreiter, originally from Germany, is charged with kidnapping his 7-year-old daughter.

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Judgment day

Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, also known Clark Rockefeller, listens to the verdict in his kidnapping trial in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston on June 12, 2009. Rockefeller, whom the FBI and prosecutors have identified as Gerhartsreiter, was found guilty of kidnapping his 7-year-old daughter and of one of two charges of assault on a social worker.

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