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It is one of the most haunting crimes in American history. The daring kidnapping and tragic death of Charles Lindbergh junior. Nova: Who Killed Baby Lindbergh? PBS 2013
Never before had a child this celebrated and adored been so shockingly victimized. ibid.
One or more individuals came to the house with a home-made folding ladder that left scrapes marks on the wall to the right of the baby’s bedroom window. ibid.
It took the police two and a half years to finally corral a suspect. ibid.
Hauptmann … never wavered from his claim of innocence. ibid.
Questions about Lindbergh’s behavior emerged soon after the kidnapping. ibid.
Who supplied the kidnappers with vital inside information? ibid.
America is gripped by the Great Depression ... In the child’s room he [Lindbergh] finds [Little It] missing ... The biggest man-hunt in history was soon underway. President Hoover promised, ‘We will move Heaven and Earth to find out who is this criminal.’ Even public enemy number one, Al Capone, inconveniently in jail at the time, offered ... a reward. Great Crimes & Trials: The Lindbergh Baby Kidnap
When the gang produced the sleeping suit that Little It had been wearing when he was kidnapped, Lindy prepared to hand over the ransom demand. ibid.
Six weeks later, a baby’s body was spotted by two truck drivers ... only two and a half miles from the Lindbergh house ... Decomposed, [Little It] lay face downward and half-covered with leaves ... The anguished father cut a curl of hair still clinging to his skull. ibid.
The Defense emphasised that one man could not carry out the kidnap alone ... Hauptmann was found guilty and sentenced to die in the electric chair ... Hauptmann continued to protest his innocence. ibid.
Banknotes from the robbery are still entering the circulation. ibid.
The Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal. ibid.
The firstborn son of Charles Lindbergh: on the night of April 3rd 1936 Bruno Hauptmann is put to death. After years of intensive research a writer named Anthony Scaduto has uncovered startling new evidence that Bruno Hauptmann may not have been guilty of the kidnap or murder of the Lindbergh baby. In Search of s5e8 … The Lindbergh Kidnapping, History 1980
On March 1st 1932 the Lindbergh home is secretly entered through the second-floor nursery window. The sleeping Lindbergh baby is stolen from his crib. A makeshift wooden ladder was used to reach the child while the Lindberghs were on the floor below. ibid.
One month later near the Lindbergh estate the baby’s body is found. ibid.
Police search his house in the Bronx. In his garage they find hidden nearly $15,000 of the Lindbergh ransom money. ibid.
Was the death of the world’s most famous baby [Lindbergh] the result of the Nazi science of Eugenics? Conspiracy: Disappearances, Blaze 2019
‘One columnist even said it was the greatest crime since the crucifixion of Christ.’ ibid. old boy
Some people believe that Hauptmann was no more than a bit player in the case and that the person who should have been held to account was no other than Lindbergh himself. ibid.
Who really took the Lindbergh baby? … 9 p.m. 1st March 1932: A mysterious someone or someones made their way up to the second-floor nursery and took Charles Augustus Lindbergh junior out of his crib, while his parents and nanny were downstairs. True Crime Recaps: 3 Infamous Crimes, Youtube 33.25, 2021
Police also found two sets of footprints outside under the window. ibid.