5 Kidnap-For-Ransom Stories

Holding a person for ransom makes big headlines, but years later or in another placec, you may not be familiar with these stories that gripped the public in their time.

The kidnapping and murder of Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., son of aviator Charles Lindbergh occurred in 1932 and was one of the most horrific crimes of its time, prompting the “Lindbergh Law”, which made kidnapping a federal crime. (Prior to, it was classified as a local crime.)


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Lindbergh, an avowed isolationist, eugenicist and supporter of Hitler, was to have been in shock that his son was "Deformed", actually the child was thought to have born mildly retarded, and had it smothered/
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I've often felt that the Lindbergh case was a matter of a celebrity covering up a murder successfully. Like O.J. only slightly more believable. Or like whoever killed Vince Foster (remember him?).
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