The Lindbergh Baby<br />By: McKenzie Quinlevan<br />
The Crime<br /><ul><li>Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr. was the son of Charles Lindbergh and Anne Marrow Lindbergh.
At the age of 20 months, he was abducted from his home in New Jersey on March 1, 1932.
The toddler’s father found an envelope on the radiator in the toddler’s bedroom after the abduction. The letter asked for a ransom which was later paid.
After searching the house for intruders, the police and media were on their way to the Lindbergh house.</li></li></ul><li>The Investigation<br /><ul><li>A single footprint was found beneath the window that was used to get into the toddler’s room.
Also, a ladder had been found in a nearby bush.
On May 12, 1932, over two months later, the toddler’s body was found a short distance from the home.
The cause of death was a massive skull fracture, determined by a medical examination.</li></li></ul><li>The Trial<br /><ul><li>A man by the name of Bruno Richard Hauptmann was arrested and charged with the crime after an investigation that lasted more than two years.
In his trial, which lasted from January 2 to February 13, 1935, the man was found guilty in the first degree of murder
Mr. Hauptmann was executed by an electric </li></ul>chair at the New Jersey State Prison <br />on April 3, 1936<br /><ul><li>He proclaimed his innocence until the end.</li></li></ul><li>Discovery of the BODY<br /><ul><li>On May 12, 1932 a delivery truck driver had pulled over on the side of the road about 4.5 miles away from the family home. In the woods he discovered a decomposed corpse that looked like a toddler.
He called the police who took the corpse to a morgue.
There it was discovered that the skull had been badly fractured and the left leg and both hands had been missing.
There were various signs that the body had been chewed on by animals.
There were also signs that someone had tried to hastily bury the body.
Lindbergh and Gow identified the body because of the overlapping toes on the right foot and by the shirt that had been made for the infant.</li></li></ul><li>Federal Kidnapping Act<br /><ul><li>After the Lindbergh kidnapping, Congress adopted the Federal Kidnapping Act.
Also known as the Lindbergh Law or Little Lindbergh Law
The Federal Kidnapping Act is a federal law that makes it a crime to kidnap-for ransom, reward, or otherwise-and transport a victim from one state to another or to a foreign country, except in the case of a minor abducted by his or her parent.</li></ul>http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Federal+Kidnapping+Act<br />
Why I chose this<br />I chose to research the Lindbergh baby because after I started researching all of the topics, I found this one to be the most interesting. <br />
All information in this PowerPoint was found on this website <br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindbergh_kidnapping<br />