Daily News Los Angeles
April 17, 1951
Hubbard's daughter with him in New Jersey
Dianetics founder L. Ron Hubbard's infant daughter; whom Hubbard last week
was accused of snatching and hiding somewhere in the county, is instead with
her father in New Jersey, court testimony indicated today.
The testimony came from Vincent J. McGonigle, operator of the West Los
Angeles nursery where Hubbard's wife had said the infant, Alexis Valerie,
was secreted under the name, "Anne Marie Olson."
The wife, Mrs. Sara Northrup Hubbard, 25, charged her child, was placed m
the nursery the same night Hubbard allegedly forced her from her apartment
and drove her to Arizona under threats he would kill her.
She said the placement was made by one of Hubbard's disciples, Frank B.
Dessler; who was ordered to produce the baby in the court of Superior Judge
Mildred L. Lillie today in response to Mrs. Hubbard's writ of habeas corpus.
However, Dessler told the judge he had not seen the baby since it was put in
the nursery. McGonigle then took up the story with testimony he and his wife
took the infant to Hubbard in Elizabeth, New Jersey, last March 5th. Mrs.
Hubbard's attorney Caryl Warner, then sought and won a continuance of the
matter from Judge Lillie so he might question Dessler and McGonigle further.