Added December 28th, 1968; captured March 5th, 1969
At 26, Ruth Eismann-Schier became the first woman considered dangerous enough to warrant a spot on the FBI's list after aiding Gary Steven Krist in the kidnapping of 20-year-old Barbara Jane Mackle. Mackle's father had a personal relationship with president-elect Richard Nixon – as well as his status as a millionaire land developer in Florida – so Krist figured her family would be able to pay a hefty ransom for her return. On December 17, 1968, Eismann-Schier and Krist kidnapped Mackle from an Atlanta motel room and buried her in a box a foot and a half underground. The kidnappers kept her alive – they supplied an air pump, food, water, and a battery-powered lamp in the box – and they successfully demanded $500,000 in $20 bills for her release. Mackle was rescued on December 20th, 1968, 83 hours after her burial. Krist was soon captured, but Eismann-Schier fled. She was placed on the FBI's "10 Most Wanted List" on December 28nd, and was indicted for kidnapping on January 3rd, 1969. She evaded capture until March 5th and was found only after applying for a nursing position in Oklahoma under the name Donna Sue Wills, due to a routine applicant fingerprint check.
That May, Eismann-Schier pled guilty, claiming that she was in love with Krist. Serving three years of her seven-year sentence, she was then deported to her native Honduras. Krist was granted parole in 1979 due to cited personality changes and the chairman of the Georgia Parole Board's argument that, because there was no intent to kill and Mackle was found alive, "little harm was done."