Research Paper On Charles Lindbergh Kidnapping

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Lindbergh Kidnapping Do you know about Charles Lindbergh and the kidnapping of his son? Charles Lindbergh was the first to fly solo across the atlantic when he was only twenty five years old! For this accomplishment he won several awards. One of the awards he won was the $25,000 Orteig Prize. In August of 1937, Charles wife Anne, gave birth to their son Charles Jr. When Charles Jr. was kidnapped, he was 20 months old. It was believed that Charles Jr. was kidnapped by a family member or his Nanny. Charles Lindbergh’s son was not kidnapped by a family member, evidence proves Bruno Hauptmann was arrested for the kidnapping because the money in the envelope was traced back to him, the handwriting of the person “John” was traced back to looking just like Bruno Hauptmann, the tools used to make and build the ladder were owned by Bruno Hauptmann. …show more content…

There was positive results from the handwriting experts at the laboratory that the writing in the ransom was Bruno Hauptmann’s. It was found that there was a striking resemblance between the mysterious “John” and Bruno Hauptmann. Comparisons of the “John” writing and Bruno’s writing were made. Experts have investigated the comparisons of the writing. The investigators came to the conclusion that the writing in the ransom note placed on the window sill was written by Bruno Hauptmann. The bedroom of Charles Jr. was on the second floor of the Lindbergh’s house. Therefore to reach this height of the house, a ladder had to be used. Evidence says that parts of the ladder were found. The ladder was found in three different pieces. In total, there was around eleven steps on the ladder. There was an investigation done that showed the supplies used and owned to construct the ladder, were Bruno Hauptmann’s. One of the most intriguing facts is that the type of wood used to construct the ladder was also found in Bruno Hauptmann’s

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