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Kidnapped Senior Needed IU-patented Home Security System


December 17, 2008

L. Jean Camp Family and friends of a 75-year-old California grandmother beaten and kidnapped from her home last week might have known of the crime within moments if a device patented by an Indiana University researcher had been in use. Full Story

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