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Investigation on the Bruno Hauptmann's Case

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Chadai Humphrey

on 29 March 2016

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Transcript of Investigation on the Bruno Hauptmann's Case

From August 24, 1934 to September 1934, 16 of the ransom certificates were discovered
September 15, 1934, an attendant at a gas station in NYC received a suspicious gold certificate and recorded the license number of the individual who she received it from.
The license number led investigators to Bruno Richard Hauptmann

Hauptmann fit the description of "John" given by Dr. Condon as well as the description of the man given by the gas attendant.
Hauptmann admitted to making several purchases with ranson certificate and a $20 gold ransom certificate was found in his possession.
The next day, investigators found more than $13,000 in ransom certificates in Hauptmann's garage.
Hauptmann’s handwriting was compared to the ransom notes by several experts and was positively identified
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Charles Lindbergh found his son missing from his room and a ransom note on March 1, 1932
The ransom note stated:
“Dear Sir, Have 50,000$ ready 25000$ in 20$ bills 15000$ in 10$ bills and 10000$ in 5$ bills. After 2-4 days will inform you were to deliver the money. We warn you for making anything public or for notify the Police the child is in gut care. Indication for all letters are signature and 3 holds” (“The Kidnapping”, nd).

Lindberg Kidnapping
Investigation on the Bruno Hauptmann's Case
Dr. John F. Condon became the liaison between the Lindberg's and the kidnapper.
Dr. Condon delivered ransom money to a man named "John" on several diffrent occasions.
It was stated by Dr. Condon that if he ever saw "John", he would easily be able to recognize him.

Footprints were found at the scene but were never measured or analyzed
A ladder was found leaning up against the bedroom window and was used by the kidnapper(s) to access the room. It was homemade with distinctive markings and differing types of wood.
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May 13, 1992, Charles Lindberg Jr's body was found and the FBI became the coordinating agency for the case.
President also required that all gold and gold certificate be returned to the treasury because nearly $40,000 of the ransom money was paid in gold certificates.
In 1934, it was requested that all banks keep an eye out for ransom certificates. They were given pamphlets that contained the serial numbers of the ransom bills
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