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Kidnapping of Baby Lindy


Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr. 




New Jersey, United States

Current Status

Baby Lindbergh was found dead on May 12, 1932. His body was only about 4.5 miles from his family home and his time of death was estimated to be only a few days after the kidnapping, even though the ransom process went on for weeks. 


On March 1, 1932, Charles Lindbergh, Jr was kidnapped from his second floor nursery. A search conducted by his father, famed pilot Charles Lindbergh, Sr. found only some prints outside along with some broken ladder pieces and a ransom note resting on the windowsill of the nursery. 

A series of 13 ransom letters were sent over the course of 10 weeks before the criminals got away with about 1/4 of the ransom money. However, the Lindbergh family would never see their baby boy alive again. 

Bruno Richard Hauptmann, a German immigrant, was found with some of the ransom money in his possession. This led to a further investigation. Eventually, Hauptmann was found guilty and sentenced to death by hanging. 

But clues found within the ransom notes suggest that Hauptmann may not have been guilty, or at the very least, did not act alone. 


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