FBI: Blanche Becker Vosseler

Robert Delaware filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking # 1327896-000, AP-2016-00286
Status
Rejected

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From: Robert Delaware

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Any files related to a woman named Blanche "Beth" Becker Vosseler who passed away on December 19th of 2010. Here's a link to her obit on the internet:

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/hartfordcourant/obituary.aspx?n=blanche-vosseler-beth-becker&pid=147448197

Blanche Becker Vosseler was the mother of a man named Charles Martin Vosseler who kidnapped his two children in 1986. You can see a dramatization of the kidnapping here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KT-sDCj1JQ

There is still an active search (with a plea for information) for the location of either Charles Martin Vosseler or his two sons:

http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/parent/charles-martin-vosseler/view

I believe that release of any files (if they exist) on Blanche "Beth" Becker Vosseler might benefit the investigation of the original kidnapping. I am just one of many people who have found this case extremely curious.

Per my understanding of the FBI and their understanding of the FOIA process, I am also requesting that the search include "cross referenced" records, not just main file records for Blanche "Beth" Becker Vosseler. I am also requesting any FD-302 forms related to Blanche "Beth" Becker Vosseler.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Robert Delaware

From: Sobonya, David P. (RMD) (FBI)

Dear Mr. Delaware,

The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it will be forwarded to Initial Processing for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOIPA and a response will be mailed to you at a later date.

Requests for fee waivers and expedited processing will be addressed once your request has been assigned an FOIPA request number. You will receive written notification of the FBI’s decision.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov<http://www.fbi.gov>/, http://www.fbi.gov/foia/ or http://www.justice.gov/oip. If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that the information or document(s) requested are exempt from disclosure.

From: Robert Delaware

I would like to appeal this decision. The criminal case in question dates from the mid 1980s. I believe that the original kidnapping case could possibly be solved with the release of this information.

I am not sure how the release of these documents could interfere with law enforcement proceedings, if this case is nearly 30 years old.

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From: Robert Delaware

I'm not sure if I am doing this correctly, but I would like to appeal this decision. This case is nearly 30 years old. The person is question has passed away. I believe that it is in the public interest that this information is released. This case will never be resolved without additional publicity. Additional publicity would probably be view as detrimental by the agency, but additional publicity is the only result of this case continuing to be unresolved. This case probably should have never been advertised by the bureau as being of high importance - yet for political reasons, it was. The release of these materials is appropriate, and might contribute to the solving of this case. I ask, humbly, that these files be released.

From: OIP-NoReply

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