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John Esposito, the man who held Katie Beers
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John Esposito, the man who held Katie Beers captive in an underground dungeon 20 years ago, was found dead in his cell at Sing Sing on Sept. 4, 2013, hours after appearing in front of the state parole board, a prison spokesman said.(Credit: NYS Department of Corrections)

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The Katie Beers case

In 1992, Katie Beers was kidnapped and held captive in Bay Shore for 17 days by a family friend named John Esposito. Esposito pleaded guilty to kidnapping charges in exchange for a 15 years to life sentence. In 2013, he was found dead in his prison cell, hours after appearing in front of the state parole board.