Monday, August 1, 2016

F1 Chief Bernie Ecclestone's Mother-in-law Freed, No Ransom Paid

Following up on last week's "Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law Aparecida Schunck 'kidnapped in Brazil with £28m ransom'".
From the BBC:
The mother-in-law of F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone, who was kidnapped in Brazil, has been freed unharmed without any ransom being paid, say police.

Aparecida Schunck, 67, the mother of Mr Ecclestone's wife Fabiana Flosi, was abducted from her Sao Paulo home on 22 July.

A ransom of $36.5m (£28m) was demanded, but none was paid, according to Elisabete Sato of the Sao Paulo police.

Ms Sato told the BBC there was a major police operation to free the victim.
Two suspects were arrested and the victim was not injured.

Ms Schunck was freed after being traced to a house near Sao Paulo after investigators monitored phone calls between the kidnappers and her family, police say.

Shortly after she was freed, Ms Schunck told Brazilian media: "I only ask for these bandits to be jailed so they can't abduct anyone else in Sao Paulo."

The house where Ms Schunck was held for nine days is located in a poor neighbourhood of the town of Cotia and is divided into five flats.

The owner of the house, who lived in one of the flats at the back of the building, said his wife had not stopped crying since she had found out that Ms Schunck had been held "right under our noses".

'No noise'
The owner said one of the suspects arrested on Sunday had started renting the flat three months previously and had told him he worked nightshifts....MORE 
Previously on the Formula One channel:

Formula One boss Max Mosley 'exposed as sadomasochist in Nazi orgy with five prostitutes'
Do Humans Add Value? "Where would be the fun in watching a driverless Formula 1 race?"
Thank You Daddy: "Petra Ecclestone Buys Candy Spelling’s $150 Million Mansion After A Massive Markdown"