Within the time that Stayner spent dwelling with Parnell at a number of Northern California areas, he was offered as Parnell’s son, and he glided by Dennis Parnell. Kenneth Parnell did permit Steven to go to highschool, nonetheless, the place the kidnapped younger boy made some buddies (through Good Housekeeping). When Stayner was 14 years previous in 1980, Parnell perversely determined he would abduct one other little one. He turned to certainly one of Stayner’s seventh-grade buddies to help him. Parnell provided Stayner’s younger good friend marijuana, cash, and alcohol to seize Timothy White on his method residence from faculty and throw him in Parnell’s automotive, as The Press Democrat notes.
As soon as Parnell introduced White into the house the place Stayner was additionally saved captive, the teenage boy knew it was time to take motion. Parnell additionally modified White’s identify from Timmy to Tommy and even dyed his hair from blonde to brown, as Nigel Cawthorne writes in his 2012 guide “In opposition to Their Will: Sadistic Kidnappers and the Brave Tales of Their Harmless Victims.” Stayner’s first plan was to stroll Timmy White again to his residence in Ukiah after which return to Parnell’s residence by himself. When White couldn’t bear in mind his tackle, Stayner selected as a substitute to take him to a close-by police station, after hitchhiking 40 miles into city. It was there, underneath police questioning, that Stayner revealed his true id and defined what Parnell had executed.