Katie Beers’ kidnapper dies in New York prison

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The man who kidnapped Katie Beers was found dead in his cell at Sing Sing Prison.

64-year-old John Esposito was found shortly after a parole hearing Wednesday.

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John Esposito in a recent photograph

Authorities say he died from natural causes. Esposito was convicted in the 1992 abduction of Beers.

She released a statement saying she’s saddened at the loss of a life, but at the same time she’s happy that John Esposito will never be granted parole or have the opportunity to hurt anyone ever again.