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This Day in Georgia History

May 29, 1969

Eiseman-Schier Convicted

Ruth Eiseman-Schier was convicted for her role in the Barbara Mackle kidnapping. She and Gary Steven Krist had buried Mackle in an underground box for 83 hours. After her family paid a $500,000 ransom, the kidnappers phoned the FBI with instructions on Mackle’s location.

To view film footage on the kidnapping, see the Digital Library of Georgia.