[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/08/04/rockrockrock.jpg caption="Clark Rockefeller, accused of abducting his 7-year-old daughter Reigh Boss, was arrested over the weekend." width=292 height=320]
In case you missed it, that man of mystery – Clark Rockefeller – was captured in Baltimore over the weekend.
His daughter, Reigh, was rescued in a new $450,000 home that Rockefeller reportedly paid for with cash.
So ends the search for the 48-year-old fugitive with the famous last name and the 7-year-old girl he allegedly abducted while on a supervised visit with her in Boston.
He waived extradition back to Massachusetts where he will be arraigned on a slew of charges, including felony custodial kidnapping, assault and battery, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Why would a father allegedly abduct his own child? According to authorities in Boston, it “appears to be the result of Clark Rockefeller’s dissatisfaction with a divorce and custody settlement between him and Sandra Boss.”
That theory is just part of the puzzle. Rockefeller is apparently not a Rockefeller. As we’ve been reporting, he has implied he is a member of the famous family, but the Rockefeller Archive Center says his name is not in any of its records. He is an enigma, with multiple aliases; he bought the new Baltimore using the name Chip Smith.
Rockefeller doesn’t have a social security card or birth certificate. He was married to Reigh’s mother, but has no marriage license. And when police caught up with him in Baltimore, they say he was planning to start a new life.
Instead, he’s heading back to Boston, a shadowy fugitive from justice now behind bars.
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