Charles Lindbergh Kidnapping Research Paper

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Title More than 800,000 children are reported missing in a year, and 203,000 of those are kidnapped by family members. On March 1, 1932, Charles Lindbergh Jr. was reported missing. Many heard about the tragedy and offered to help look for the baby and comfort the family. Who would kidnap and murder an innocent baby? No one knows for sure who did it. However, two suspects for this mystery are Bruno Hauptmann and the child’s father, Charles Lindbergh. There are a lot of missing pieces to the case of the Charles Lindbergh Jr kidnapping. There are some facts all can agree on. On March 1, 1932 Charles Lindbergh Jr was kidnapped around 9 p.m. from his home in Hopewell, New Jersey (Lindbergh Kidnapping) In the child’s nursery, a ransom note and muddy footprints were found. Also,…show more content…
First of all, the kidnapping happened while the Lindberghs and their dogs were home. The Lindberghs only stay in Hopewell over the weekend, but at the last minute they decided to stay one more night, and the kidnapping was on a Tuesday. (Hudson). Charles Lindbergh does a lot of practical jokes; he could’ve tried to prank his wife, Anne, but accidentally dropped the baby, killing him. “Anne thought she heard a car drive up at 8:10 pm, but it was not until 8:25 pm, half an hour later than usual that Lindbergh honked his horn in the drive. In those 15 minutes, he could have laid the body in the woods and returned home” (Hudson). Obviously there is evidence that proves Bruno Hauptmann was guilty, but handwriting experts claim the ransom notes were similar to Hauptmann’s but not identical meaning someone tried to forge it. Bruno Hauptmann’s wife, Anna, believes her husband wasn’t guilty and was framed. She gave an alibi stating that Bruno was with her the night of the kidnapping and he was with a friend the night the Lindberghs paid the ransom. (King, Aaseng
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