Ex-Wife Hired PI to Trail 'Crockefeller' Before Kidnap

Daughter Reigh now in London with mom
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 27, 2008 3:18 PM CDT
Clark Rockefeller appears in a municipal court Aug. 5, 2008, in Boston.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Sarah Lynne Boss hired a private eye to follow her “Crockefeller” ex-husband before he kidnapped their daughter July 27, the Boston Herald reports. Court papers indicate the detective witnessed the abduction of 7-year-old Reigh Boss, who is now in London with her mother. “Sandra’s sole focus is on the health, well-being and safety of her daughter Reigh,” a spokesperson says.

Meanwhile, alleged kidnapper Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter defended himself on NBC ahead of a court date next week. He claimed to have grown up in Manhattan and avoided questions about the disappearances of his former landlords, though police say he emigrated from Germany in 1978 and consider him a “person of interest” in the disappearances.