Steven Gregory Stayner was an American kidnapping victim. On December 4, 1972, Stayner, age 7, was abducted in Merced, California by child molester Kenneth Parnell. He was held by his abductor 200 miles away in Mendocino County, California until he was 14, returning to his family after he was discovered while returning another of Parnell's victims, Timothy White, to his own family. Stayner died in 1989 in a motorcycle accident while riding home from work.
|Born:||Steven Gregory Stayner, April 18, 1965, Merced, California, U.S.|
|Disappeared:||December 4, 1972 (aged), Merced, California, U.S.|
|Died:||September 16, 1989, Merced, California, U.S.|
|Cause of death:||Motorcycle crash|
|Resting place:||Merced Cemetery District|
|Parents:||Delbert Stayner (father), Kay Stayner (mother)|
|Relatives:||Cary Stayner (brother) Cynthia Sartell (sister) Cory Stayner (sister)|
About Steven Stayner
American crime victim who was kidnapped at age seven and held captive by sex offender Kenneth Parnell for seven years.
He rescued fellow kidnap victim Timothy White in 1980.
He was killed in a motorcycle accident in 1989.
He had two children with his wife Jody Edmondson.
His brother, Cary Stayner, was an infamous serial killer.
Information related to Steven Stayner
- Formerly missing people
- 1970s missing person cases
- Kidnapped American children
- Converts to Mormonism