|born on||30 December 1982 at 04:40 (= 04:40 AM )|
|Place||Bay Shore, New York, 40n44, 73w15|
|Timezone||EST h5w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||08°22' 07°15 Asc. 03°12'|
American kidnapping victim, was kidnapped in New York in 1992 at age 9, by a friend of the family, and held in an underground bunker for seventeen days.
She disappeared on 28 December 1992, two days before her tenth birthday. She was lured by the promise of birthday presents to the home of John Esposito, a friend of her family. She left a message on her godmother's answering machine saying, "I've been kidnapped by a man with a knife." Esposito falsely claimed that she was kidnapped by a third party while at the Spaceplex indoor amusement park, but security cameras disclosed that Esposito entered Spaceplex by himself. She was held in a "6-foot-by-7-foot concrete bunker under his garage in Bay Shore, New York, concealed by a 200-pound concrete trap door." Beers had, along with others, played in the dirt displaced by the bunker as Esposito dug it. He told police that he had built the bunker for Beers.
On 13 January 1993, she was found alive in the bunker after Esposito led police to it. He was sentenced to 15 years to life, a sentence he is still serving at Sing Sing prison in Westchester County, New York. Although he was not charged with it, Beers later said that Esposito had raped her during her captivity.
In 2013, she wrote a book on her experience. In it, she reports of years of physical and sexual abuse by her godmother's husband, before the abduction. She lived with foster parents after the abduction, and finally arrived at a happy childhood. She is now (in 2013) married and has two children.
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 13 January 2013 (published book Buried Memories on the anniversary of her liberation)
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The birth certificate is quoted in Beers' book Buried Memories: Katie Beers' Story. Scholfield pointed to this source in his blog.
- Passions : Criminal Victim : Kidnapping victim
- Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer