Murderpedia has thousands of hours of work behind it.To keep creating new content, we kindly appreciate any donation you can give to help the Murderpedia project stay alive. "Bobby" Greenlease (1947-1953) was the son of multi-millionaire automobile dealer Robert Cosgrove Greenlease, Sr., of Kansas City, Missouri.
When Creech last saw them, they had stopped behind a blue 1952 or 1953 Ford Sedan bearing Kansas license plates.
A few hours after the kidnapping, the Greenleases received the first ransom letter concerning the return of their son.
United States Attorney General Herbert Brownell followed the case intensely, as undoubtedly did President Eisenhower.
Eisenhower's eldest brother, Arthur, was president of Commerce Bank in Kansas City, where the Greenleases kept their money.
Willard Pearson Creech, cab driver for the Toedman Cab Company in Kansas City, told authorities that shortly before a.m.
on September 28, 1953, a woman, whose description fit that of the woman who had called at the school, entered the cab and requested him to drive her to the school of Notre Dame De Sion.Unknown to the family, the kidnappers, Carl Hall and Bonnie Heady, had killed the boy soon after the abduction and buried the body near Headys house in St. Then the two murderers took the ransom money and traveled approximately 380 miles to St. On October 5, 1953, Hall purchased two metal suitcases and transferred the ransom money from the duffle bag to these suitcases, leaving the duffle bag in an ash pit in south St. Carl Hall took Bonnie Heady, who was drunk, to an apartment he rented on Arsenal Street, also in St. Heady immediately went to sleep, and Hall deserted her there, leaving only ,000 of the 0,000 ransom money in her purse.On October 6, 1953, Hall purchased two large garbage cans and a shovel, placed them in a rented car and drove to Meramec River in St.We have many plans and enthusiasm to keep expanding and making Murderpedia a better site, but we really need your help for this. He was the victim of a kidnapping in September 1953 that led to the largest ransom payout in U. history at the time; however, Bobby Greenlease's abductors had no intention of returning him to his family.Before the ransom demand was even issued, the young boy was murdered by his abductors, Carl Austin Hall and Bonnie Emily Brown Heady.After the murder, Hall and Heady then sent Bobby's father a message demanding a ransom of 0,000. However, Hall then became convinced that police would trace them to St. Louis; however, O'Day caught a glimpse of the ransom money and decided to do some redirection of her own. Louis police soon learned that Hall was flaunting a large sum of money, and they soon brought him in for questioning.