Episode 034: Ed Hino – Kidnapped Baby, Kidnapped Motorist


Retired agent Ed Hino served in the FBI for 21 years. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Ed, who has been retired for more than 26 years, takes us back in time to the era of the G-Man and discusses two very different kidnapping cases. The first case is about a kidnapped baby, a 24-hours-old newborn snatched from the arms of his mother who was resting in her hospital room. The second case involves a kidnapped motorist ordered by his captors to drive them from Ohio to Alabama. Ed also talks about proudly witnessing the Bureau’s transition from investigating primarily criminal cases, like the ones he used to work, to focusing approximately half of the agency’s manpower and resources to the counterterrorism mission.


Supervisory Special Agent (Retired)

Edward J. Hino

9/23/1968 – 8/15/1989

Head shot










Ed worked criminal matters for most of his Bureau career. A highlight was his investigation involving a kidnapped baby taken from the maternity ward of Grandview Hospital in Sellersville, PA by a mystery woman. The following are newspaper articles about the high-profiled case:

Newborn Abducted From Hospital

Together Again Kidnapped Bucks Infant Is Returned To His Parents    

Woman Gets 18 Years In Baby Kidnap

Family focuses on positives years after abduction

At desk
Prior to his retirement, Ed was the supervisor of the Philadelphia Division’s Allentown, PA Resident Agency (RA). Here he is at his desk.








This is a great photo of Ed (with cocktail). It takes me back to the suave and debonair “old school” agents I admired and worked with when I first joined the FBI.














Jerri Williams

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Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, jokes that she writes about the FBI to relive her glory days. After 26 years with the Bureau specializing in major economic fraud and corruption investigations, she calls on her professional encounters with scams and schemers to write police procedurals inspired by true crime FBI cases in her Philadelphia FBI Corruption Squad crime fiction series featuring flawed female FBI agent Kari Wheeler. Jerri’s FBI for Armchair Detectives nonfiction series enables readers to discover who the FBI is and what the FBI does by debunking misconceptions about the FBI in books, TV, and movies. Her books are available as ebooks, paperbacks, and audiobooks wherever books are sold. She’s also the host of FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime podcast with more than 250 episodes available for free on all popular podcast apps.

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