Kidnappings terrorize families with hope. The disappearance of a loved one who is then held against their will for monetary, political, or other reasons is different than other crimes. No one is sure of the outcome, and the fact that there can be a happy or tragic ending is what raises the stakes to near-unbearable levels for everyone involved. Luckily, these kidnappings ended on a hopeful note, even though the victims still had to endure months, even years, of captivity.
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