The Lindbergh kidnapping
The Lindbergh Kidnapping
.On May 12, 1932 a delivery truck driver pulled his truck to the side about 4 miles from the Lindbergh house. He then discovered the body of the toddler. The body was badly decomposed, and the baby's skull was badly fractured. They suspected that the child was killed by a blow to the head.
More than two years later, Richard Hauptmann was arrested for the murder of the child. The trial attracted widespread media attention and was considered "The case of the Century". On April 3, 1936, Hauptmann was executed by the electric chair.
Following the kidnapping, The US congress created the Federal Kidnapping Act (The Lindbergh Law) which makes it a federal crime to kidnap and transfer a victim from one state or another or to a foreign country.