Steven Stayner

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Date of Birth April 18, 1965
Place of Birth Merced, California
Date of Death Sep 16, 1989 (24)
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Steven Stayner

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.
Status: Deceased
Died: September 16, 1989, Merced, California, U.S.
Cause of death: Motorcycle crash
Resting place: Merced Cemetery District
Nationality: American
Children: 2
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.

Before Fame

He rescued fellow kidnap victim Timothy White in 1980.


He was killed in a motorcycle accident in 1989.

Family Life

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
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