This is the true story of the kidnapping of Rachael Ann White who was taken from her grandmother's home on February 19, 1988 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The kidnapper was 38-year old Maritza Rentz. Rentz had an abortion in October 1987 for medical reasons. She stated at her trail that she was trying to save her third marriage to Air Force Captain, Paul Rentz, and was hoping the baby would help. She expressed remorse and stated she had not gone to the Abbott home to kidnap the baby, but that when she arrived she felt that God wanted her to take the child. She gained entry into the home by posing as baby sitter. Friends stated that Rentz was obviously pregnant before October 1987 but after a time did not appear to be pregnant anymore. Friends also noticed when they saw the baby, who Rentz called Aurora Helen, she was much older than four days. Knowing there had been a kidnapping the same day as Rentz supposedly went into labor, friends contacted the Air Force police. Baby Rachael was returned to her mother, Cora Abbott, four days later.
The true story was shown on Lt. Joe Kenda, Homicide Hunter S7 E20 "Bring My Baby Home"! His part was played by David Duchovny! The movie added several things, but the "idiot" husband was not a movie addition to make the character dumb or Madsen's adding to the character. The husband WAS foolish when it came to pregnant women and babies.