The Linbergh Kidnapping

By: Haleigh and Sophia

Who was Charles Lindbergh?

  • Charles Lindbergh's claim to fame was for making the first solo transatlantic airplane flight in 1927

The Lindbergh Kidnapping

  • In 1932 Charles Lindbergh's son, Charles Augustus Jr. was kidnapped in their home at the age of 20 months.
  • The Lindbergh's paid the $50,000 ransom fee, but sadly their baby was never seen alive again. The baby's body was found on May 12,1932, just a short distance from the LIndbergh's home.
  • After 2 years of investigating, the police finally traced the ransom money to Bruno Hauptman, a carpenter with a criminal record. The police arrested him and later executed him in 1936.
THE LINDBERGH BABY / BRUNO HAUPTMANN TRIAL