Survivor of infamous Valley kidnapping has died

FRESNO, Calif. He became known to the world as "Timmy White," the five-year-old boy who escaped from his kidnapper along with 13-year-old Steven Stayner of Merced 30-years ago.

White was kidnapped by child molester Kenneth Parnell in Ukiah in 1980.

Parnell had also kidnapped Stayner in 1972, in Merced -- and held onto him, raising him as his "son" for seven years.

A month after White's abduction, Stayner freed himself and White and brought the child to the authorities.

Parnell was convicted of both kidnappings.

Stayner died in a motorcycle accident in 1989.

White grew up to become a Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff with a wife and two kids. He was 35 years old.

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