What Really Happened to the Lindbergh Baby

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What “REALLY” happened to Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr.?

Patience Smith
Intro to CJ System
CJ101-02
Prof. Dan Bilodeau

On June 22, 1930, Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr. was born to the infamous “Lucky Lindy” and his wife, Anne. When he was a mere 20 months old, he was kidnapped from his crib in the house where parents and staff were in the house beneath him. The kidnapping occurred from a second story window in a rainstorm where no one heard a thing! Here in lie the questions that we will discuss in this paper. The police suspected an inside job from the beginning. Whomever carried out the abduction knew the whereabouts of the nursery and the parent’s plans for the particular evening in questions. With the residence being in Morrow, New Jersey where the family stayed during the week then having a home in Hopewell where they stayed on the weekends. The abduction took place on a Tuesday night when the family had decided to stay longer in Hopewell because the baby came down with a fever and cold. The main question that appears here is that without an insider involved, how would the abductor have known that the baby was still in Hopewell.
The first question asked is how the courts, police and corrections apply to the disappearance of the baby. The investigation was shoddy at best. The main concerns were that there was very little evidence to be found. Even though it was proven to be raining, there were no footprints left in the child’s bedroom where he was lifted from his bed while sleeping. There were no sounds heard, and no fingerprints left. There is corroborating evidence that the entire crime scene was wiped clean after the abduction. “It hardly seemed likely the kidnappers waited around to do this. At the time of the crime, five adults were in the house- Mr. & Mrs. Lindbergh, the baby’s nurse, the cook and the butler.”…...

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