Crime of the Century: The Lindbergh Kidnapping Hoax by Gregory Ahlgren, Stephen Monier

By Gregory Ahlgren, Stephen Monier

CRIME OF THE CENTURY The Lindbergh Kidnapping Hoaxby Gregory Ahlgrenand Stephen MonierAfter it used to be introduced that the twenty month outdated son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh was once kidnapped on March 1, 1932, the full international grieved for his or her loss. Seventy-two days later, the physique used to be present in the woods subsequent to a roadway, a brief distance from Lindbergh's condo, close to Hopewell, New Jersey.In 1927, Lindbergh used to be the 1st to fly solo around the Atlantic in his Spirit of St. Louis. by way of 1932, he was once probably the main well-known guy alive. an exceptional American hero, he was once allowed to be the executive architect of the research into his son's kidnapping. He demanded that the physique be cremated with no an autopsy.This booklet lines the two½ yr research by means of the hot Jersey kingdom Police, headed via Colonel H. Norman Schwarz¬kopf, and which resulted in the arrest, trial, conviction and execu¬tion of Bruno Richard Hauptmann. It demanding situations the effective¬ness of the research, and the facts complex by means of the prosecution, which convicted Hauptmann.More importantly, it dissects facts formerly over¬looked of Lindbergh's personal position in his son's disappearance, which, together with the authors' professional research, results in a brand new and ambitious statement as to who really devoted the Crime of the Century."

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The only drug Dr. Carol Fletterick, a toxicologist, found was caffeine. 62. Christine and Steven Roy had spent better nights in their marriage. When all was said and done, they had been at the crime scene for nearly four hours. By midnight, March 11, they had arrived back home flustered and confused at the thought of having witnessed a murder. Christine still wasn’t sure of the make and model of the vehicle she’d spied leaving the scene. She wanted to help the cops, of course, but for the life of her, she just couldn’t remember what model car it was.

The large pool of blood around his head had seeped into the ground and mixed with whatever rainwater had accumulated around him. It was easy to tell that he had been moved at some point after his death. There was a large blood spot to his left that appeared smudged—like pencil markings on paper—as if he’d been dragged. There were also blotches of blood toward his feet—more smudges, detectives guessed, from when one of the witnesses or Joe Dunn had rolled him over. Detectives Reggie Wardell and Mike Foley, of the ED-MCS, after viewing the body and discussing how they were going to go about processing the scene, walked over to where Christine and Steven Roy had been waiting.

Detective John Turner, ED-MCS’s case manager, arrived. Turner was an eleven-year veteran of the Connecticut State Police, spending the past several with the ED-MCS. He was just under six feet tall and completely bald, save for a ring of gray hair just above his ears and around his head Quiet, rarely showing emotion, Turner liked to listen and think about things, then maybe come up with an angle and ask specific questions geared toward that theory. When he felt he could get the information he was looking for out of someone, he went for it.

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