Unit Three: Lab Questions
1. What is the crime that the video focuses on?
The kidnapping and death of Charles Lindbergh Jr. The son of Charles Lindbergh was abducted from his family home in 1932.
2.What evidence did investigators have about the crime in the 1930s? That whoever kidnapped the baby used a ladder leaned up against the right side of the baby’s unlocked window. Also that they silence the baby because the parents did not hear any sign of struggle from the room. Also that the criminals left the ladder next to a service road and used a car to get away. They also left a ransom note on the babys window demanding 50,000 dollars for the baby’s safe return. Plus threatening Lindberg if he involved the police.
3. What evidence did investigators use to find a suspect? What was found at Hauptmann's home that linked to the crime? After the ransom money was handed out they made a list of the serial numbers from the money to stores everywhere. They also used gold certificates a type of money that would soon go out of circulation. About 2 ½ years after the kidnapping a man pulled up to a gas station and buys gas and pays for it with a gold certificate (the money used in the ransome). The man working at the station get suspicious that the bank might not take this money so he writes down the license number of the mans car. This was Richard Hauptmann. In his home they found 14,000 dollars of the ransom money and a small hand gun.
4. What information does the ladder give forensic scientists? On the ladder one piece of the ladder matches a piece of the floor board of Hauptmann’s attic. When they were studying the ladder they found this. Plus that with the fact that Hauptmann had used ladders in some of his crimes in Germany made a bug connection.
5. Why is it believed that Hauptmann had accomplices in the crime? Hauptmann had ⅓ of the money. It made them worry where the other ⅔ went. because in crimes that he had committed in Germany he had used...
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