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May 17, 2012 1:28 PM

Ed Ray, Chowchilla bus driver in 1976 kidnapping, dies

In his last days, Frank Edward Ray was visited by many of the schoolchildren he helped save in the Chowchilla school bus kidnapping 35 years before. Ray died Thursday morning. He was 91. In the infamous 1976 incident, he helped free 26 students kidnapped by brothers Richard and James Schoenfeld, and Frederick Woods. The trio buried their victims alive in a rock quarry in Livermore.

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