Los Angeles Daily News

Hubbard's daughter with him in New Jersey

April 17, 1951

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.