Christian Karl Gerhartstreider born in Bavaria, West Germany (precise date unknown). He moved to the United States as a youth, adopting several identities as he attempted to mix with the high-society crowd.
John and Linda Sohus vanish.
Chichester goes missing
Christopher Chichester, who rented a guest house from the Sohus, goes missing as well as police seek to question him (precise date unknown).
Remains of a man are found by workers digging a pool in the back yard of a San Marino home. Police come to believe they are the bones of John Sohus.
Police say Rockefeller abducted his 7-year-old daughter in Boston, sparking a hunt for him. Widespread media attention prompts tipsters to alert investigators to some of Rockefeller's aliases.
Rockefeller arrested by FBI in Baltimore in connection with the kidnapping of his daughter. Police say he had been using the name Charles or "Chip" Smith.
Three latent prints of Clark Rockefeller were identified on a document in the immigration file of Gerhartsreiter.
FBI Confirms identities
The FBI confirms that Rockefeller, Gerhartstreiter and Chichester are the same man.