Lindbergh Kidnapping

The kidnapping

73 dramatic days of waiting had come to an end... Charles A Lindbergh Jr.'s body was found face down covered with leaves and insects. Charles died by a skull fracture. It was a little more than a skeleton, the outline form in a dark, murky heap of rotting vegetation... The tiny body had been left to elements for two to three months. Less than 24 hours later, and an hour after it had been found identified as Charles A. Lindbergh Jr. by his nurse and father. The body was cremated. This was in fact one the crime of the century. The case remains a memorable crime because it involved not only Lindbergh, the hero, but the accused, Bruno Richard Hauptmann a German immigrant, The German immigrant who was convicted and executed. Although it still isn't sure, he did the most unthinkable crime. Yet question is, why did he?

Lindbergh Kidnapping

Most people today are familiar with the kidnapping of 20-month old Charles A Lindbergh Jr.

Bruno Richard Hauptmann never confessed before he was executed on April 3, 1936. People Believe that Bruno Richard Hauptmann was not the real kidnapper/killer. It is believed that Bruno Hauptmann did not work alone. Lindbergh and 11 others also thought that them 2 worked together to kidnapped and kill Charles A. Lindbergh. The Question is, how did the kidnapper know where the nursery is? The kidnapper didn't break any other windows or had to damage anything. It had to be an inside job because they wouldn't know where any of the rooms or anything is in the house.

More about the kidnapping

20-month old Charles A Lindbergh Jr. was kidnapped at about 9:00 p.m. on March 1, 1932 from the nursery on the second floor of the Lindbergh home near hopewell, New Jersey. At about 10:00 p.m. the nurse of Charles A. Lindbergh discovered and reported the kidnapping. When she discovered it, she saw a ransom note on the window sill in the nursery. During the search for Charles Jr. they found mud on the floor in the nursery. The footprints, unknown in size, were found in the window sill along with the first ransom note that demanded $50,000. There were no blood stains or finger prints anywhere in the nursery.

Throughout the 73 days of the kidnapping of Charles A. Lindbergh jr. there was more than one ransom note. Each ransom note, the kidnappers demanded for a higher amount of money.

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