16 Reasons People Are Talking About Netflix’s True Crime Doc ‘Abducted In Plain Sight’
But Berchtold wasn’t about to go to jail.
The ending of Abducted in Plain Sight rushes through wrapping up a lot of the loose ends. Maybe the filmmakers knew we would have been mentally and emotionally wrecked by this point? But they do mention the death of Robert Berchtold. Before he could be sentenced for the weapons and assault charges, he killed himself by taking a large quantity of heart medication. What they don’t mention is that he had, by that point, divorced Gail and remarried another woman who had two young daughters. Lord only knows what horrors he inflicted on those poor girls. Monsters like Berchtold don’t just stop being monsters.