In Memory: Shirley Leslie, the victim of John Ryan's extortion has passed away. Years ago, I had the opportunity to meet Ms. Leslie, when I assisted her in tracking down the police report and court file regarding Ryan's unforgivable conduct. She was truly a wonderful person. Ryan's conduct including making her run from pay phone to pay phone to make a ransom payment showed a clear lack of character and was no youthful indiscretion. Read about his actions here.