FAMOUS BABY KIDNAPING ON THIS DAY IN 1932

Kidnapping and Trial | Charles Lindbergh House and Museum | MNHS

On March 1, 1932, in a crime that captured the attention of the
entire nation, Charles Lindbergh, Jr., the 20-month-old son of
aviation hero
Charles Lindbergh, was kidnapped from the
family’s  new mansion in Hopewell,
New Jersey
. Lindbergh,
who became
an international celebrity when he flew the first
solo flight across
the Atlantic Ocean in 1927, and his wife
Anne discovered a ransom note demanding $50,000 in their
son’s empty room.

The Lindberghs were inundated by offers of assistance and
false clues. Even
Al Capone offered his help from prison. For
three
days, investigators found nothing and there was no
further word from the kidnappers. Then, a new letter showed
up, this time demanding $70,000.

Soon after an exhaustive search, the baby’s lifeless body was
discovered
near the Lindbergh mansion. He had been killed
the night of the
kidnapping and was found less than a mile
from home. The Lindberghs ended up donating the mansion
to
charity and moved away.

Lindbergh baby kidnapped - HISTORY
The kidnapper used a ladder (above) to climb up to the open second-floor window and left muddy footprints in the room. 

Chronicle Covers: The discovery of the Lindbergh baby's body

Lindbergh baby kidnapped: 1932 – Maiden on the Midway
Charles and Anne Lindbergh.



The Lindbergh Baby: The Kidnapping, the Investigation, and the Trial of the  Century | History Daily

Charles Augustus Lindbergh.

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