Timmy White, Boy Kidnapped With Steven Stayner, Dies
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - Timothy White, the youngest victim and last survivor of a notorious California kidnapping saga whose rescue offered hope to parents of missing children, has died.
He was 35.
Timothy White was 5 years old when he was kidnapped in Ukiah by child molester Kenneth Parnell.
Two weeks later, fellow kidnap victim Steven Stayner, 14, fled with the boy, known as "Timmy," and hitchhiked to safety.
The dramatic story was told in the 1989 television movie, "I Know My First Name is Steven."
White's stepfather, Roger Gitlin, said White died April 1 of an apparent pulmonary embolism.
He was buried Thursday in the town of Newhall, where he had worked as a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy.
Parnell died in prison in 2008. Stayner, who was held captive by Parnell for seven years, died in a 1989 motorcycle crash.
The kidnappings exacted a heavy toll on the Stayner family.
Stayner's brother, Cary, is in San Quentin State Prison awaiting execution for killing four women in Yosemite National Park in 1999.
His parents testified at his trial that they felt they neglected him, preoccupied with searching for Steven.
White lived with his wife, Dena, and two children.
He also is survived by his mother, father and sister.
Wow, just when I thought that it wasn''t possible for that story to get more tragic.
That''s just sad.
I sense a sequel to My Name is Steven in the offing!
When bad things happen to good people.
Chicken Soup for the Soul
Oh man, a pulmonary embolism? That guy had the worst luck in the world!\
I hope eincarnation is for real, and he gets a chance to live a happy life the next time.
Not related to this case, but new research is showing that childhood trauma is linked to disease later in life. Generally, cancers and auto-immune disorders.\
Sadly, if you don''t kill yourself or become an addict, you may have a higher risk of pretty terrible diseases. \
That really sucks.
Even creepier is that Steven Stayner''s brother is Cary Stayner, who is in prison on death row for murdering several women in Yosemite National Park in 1999.
How spaced out were the killings?
And if you''re wondering what happened to the author of "I Know My First Name Is Sreven":\
[italic]Mike Echols died in 2003 at age 58 in the Monterey County Jail in California from a pulmonary embolism. He was in jail for failing to appear in court after being charged with indecent exposure, among other crimes.
Almost 20 years apart. Steven was found and brought home in 1980.
oh and Cary''s actual crimes were committed between February and July 1999.
R11 (I think)
The curse of Steven Stayner continues. Everyone he came in contact with has died prematurely.
That whole thing is just incredibly sad.
R13, except for Kenneth Parnell.
Kenneth Parnell was only 76 when he died, dying mysteriously of "natural causes".
I know his mother and never knew about this until he died this week; the funeral procession was very long; he worked as a prison guard. Sick with a flu for a few weeks; this death came out of nowhere...
>>>>The kidnappings exacted a heavy toll on the Stayner family.\
Stayner''s brother, Cary, is in San Quentin State Prison awaiting execution for killing four women in Yosemite National Park in 1999.\
His parents testified at his trial that they felt they neglected him, preoccupied with searching for Steven.\
No, Cary stainer is a piece of fucking shit who raped and murdered several women because he wanted to, because he enjoyed it. It wasn''t because his parents neglected him. Shame on them for having the damn nerve to say that line of bullshit
So wait, the author and Timmy both died of the same thing? Now that''s eerie.\
That''s like how Evita and Peron''s first wife both died of the same disease -- uterine cancer.
Somehow I think the horrible Kevin Collins kidnapping was related to this whole tragedy.
I remember this case when it happened and was very upset when Steven was accidently killed. Now Tim is dead, too. \
Life is too cruel sometimes. God Bless them both, their families as well. :(
It''s not the curse of Steven Stayner, it''s the curse of Kenneth Parnell.
Proof that neither God nor Karma is real.
"It wasn''t because his parents neglected him. Shame on them for having the damn nerve to say that line of bullshit"\
Maybe they felt horribly guilty. Who the fuck are you to tell them otherwise?
Cary Stayner was having violent hallucinations as early as childhood. It is possible that if his parents hadn''t been so understandably preoccupied with Steven, they''d have noticed that he was seriously mentally ill and intervened much earlier on, possibly being able to prevent the murders.\
Of course no one can know for sure, but I can appreciate that they feel a lot of guilt about it, especially since they were victimized horribly themselves by Kenneth Parnell.
[quote]No, Cary stainer is a piece of fucking shit who raped and murdered several women because he wanted to, because he enjoyed it. It wasn''t because his parents neglected him. Shame on them for having the damn nerve to say that line of bullshit\
They say pedophiles have a knack for finding children who have problems at home. I think that''s why Parnell kidnapped Steven Stayner. There were problems in that family. The oldest son Cary, the one who killed those women, started pulling out his hair when he was 3 years old. Steven had not even been born yet, so tracing Cary Stayner''s problems to Steven''s kidnapping is bullshit.\
And Cary killed 6 people. His uncle Jerry was found dead of a shotgun wound when Cary was living with him and he confessed to beheading another woman, a naturalist who worked in Yosemite.
Meant to add that when Kenneth Parnell saw Steven Stayner, he saw a victim. Because of the problems at home, Steven probably had a air of uncertainty and neglect about him. Seems more likely that Cary Stayner, being on medication since age 3, was more of the center of attention in the family, and that Steven''s kidnapping was probably more a result of Cary''s problems among the family rather than Cary''s problems being the result of Steven''s kidnapping.
I live in the same area Tim did, and his mother was an acquaitance of mine. Until his death no one knew about this. It was mind blowing when it came out in our local paper after his death. Tragic...
Steven and Cary Stayner are my cousins. Our family was devastated by these tragedys. Their father just died ... with a broken heart.
We were shocked when we found out about Cary. He was always so nice, quiet and thoughtful.
Cary's father was a kind, gentle soul and loved his children with all of his heart.
The whole world grieved for the families of the victims and the whole world hated Cary, but, Cary's parents lost their son too.
There were no winners in this story.
Is it too early for a betting pool on the date of death for the mother?
I watched an hour long documentary on Cary Stayner, and this suck fuck was a het John Wayne Gacy in the making. I guaranty if he had not been caught he would have a body count similar to Gacy's.
Very sad to hear about Timmy White. RIP.
I know I read somewhere that Cary Stayner was molested by his uncle, and the uncle was thrown in jail for it. This is the same uncle that Cary decided to live with as an adult , who turned up shot to death. Has Cary ever confessed to that murder, cousin Linda?
To the person who said this
"It wasn't because his parents neglected him. Shame on them for having the damn nerve to say that line of bullshit"
Maybe they felt horribly guilty. Who the fuck are you to tell them otherwise?
by: Anonymous\treply 25\t04/10/2010 @ 12:45PM "
This is what the person said
" His parents testified at his trial that they felt they neglected him, preoccupied with searching for Steven"
The person never said his parent's neglected him said. They
said the parent's themselve's said they felt they neglected him.
So shame on you for accusing them of saying something they didn't say. Who the fuck are you to call them out for something they didn't even say?