Lindbergh Kidnapping Case Study

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The Mystery Surrounding the Lindbergh Kidnapping Every 40 seconds child is abducted in the U.S. March 1st, 1932 Charles Lindbergh Jr. was taken from his home without anything but a ransom letter left behind. Attracting the attention of even Al Capone who, while in prison, offered his help in exchange for a sentence reduction. This kidnapping has gone down in history as one of the most monumental investigations in the U.S, this case had gotten so much publicity then a law had been named after it. Lindbergh's law is a law that makes it a felony offense to transport a kidnapping victim across state lines. Though the evidence was given on both sides of the investigation Bruno Hauptman was still convicted of the crimes, but some belief these convictions …show more content…
In an article written by Norman Rosenberg “the Lindbergh Kidnapping,” he states, “the media of the depression era hailed as the ‘crime of the century’ began on the night of March, 1st 1932 when someone abducted twenty-month-old son Charles Lindbergh Jr.” With all of the media coverage, people were claiming they had information surrounding the case “even Al Capone offered his help from prison” (Lindbergh Kidnapping Case). Charles A Lindbergh was told by a man who had called himself John that his child was safe and on a boat that has already left the docks, according to people who have met John and You are the Jouror written by Nathan Aeseng, John had a strong German accent and only stood in shadows and area where he wasn't visible. Because he had stood in shadows nobody had caught a glimpse of his face, only ever hearing what he had said. Witnesses claimed to have heard a man with a thick German accent yell for help. The police had gotten to the before mentioned boat and the child was not aboard. Later the body of Lindbergh Jr. was found less than a mile away from the Lindbergh mansion, He had died from blunt force trauma to the head the night of the …show more content…
However there is evidence of Hauptman committing the crime it is merely all circumstantial. Although the evidence in Hauptman's favor outweighs the oppositions he was still convicted of the murder and kidnapping of Lindbergh Jr. Though this case has been deemed solved by the court system mystery still surrounds it whether Hauptman did the crime or not. Crime will still continue but due to recent advancements in investigative techniques and technology fewer kidnappings will end in death or go

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