Cops Hunt Rockefeller Accused of Kidnapping Daughter

Cops Hunt Rockefeller Accused of Kidnapping Daughter
Clark Rockefeller with daughter Reigh
FBI/AP

updated 07/29/2008 at 11:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/29/2008 11:35AM

Divorced father Clark Rockefeller, who reputedly kidnapped his 7-year-old daughter during a supervised weekend visit, is believed to be fleeing the country on a 72-foot yacht, police say.

In a case that has sparked national interest, Boston police said Tuesday they were stumped as to the whereabouts of Rockefeller, 48, or his daughter, Reigh Boss, the Associated Press reports.

Law authorities claim that Rockefeller – who goes by many aliases and is likely not related to the wealthy American dynasty – apprehended the child during a Sunday visit overseen by a social worker and then took off in a vehicle driven by another man.

After posting an Amber Alert for Reigh, Massachusetts authorities canceled it Monday after New York City police reported a Rockefeller sighting Sunday night at Manhattan's Grand Central Station.

Believed to be Bermuda-bound with his daughter, Rockefeller has become the subject of a search by the NYPD Harbor Patrol, the Coast Guard and the FBI, who are on the lookout for the yacht.

Boston police have an arrest warrant out for Rockefeller on charges of custodial kidnapping, assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon – given that the social worker was injured while trying to grasp onto the fleeing car.

Reigh lives with her mother, Sandra Boss, a partner in a global management consulting firm based in London.

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