16 Reasons People Are Talking About Netflix’s True Crime Doc ‘Abducted In Plain Sight’
In August 1976, Jan disappeared again.
Jan ran away from home, but the FBI was pretty sure Berchtold was hiding her somewhere (he denied knowing her whereabouts and there were several taped phone conversations between Mary Ann and B that were friendly and so gross). The FBI put B under surveillance, and lo and behold! He had kidnapped her in late August and enrolled her in a Catholic girls school in Pasadena, California. The FBI was eventually able to convince the school that Berchtold had lied on the enrollment forms, and Jan was rescued and returned, once again, to her family in Idaho. B was arrested and charged, once again, with kidnapping.