Mar 13th, 2013
On March 1, 1932, famed aviator Charles Lindbergh heard a noise on the upper floor of his East Amwell, New Jersey, home, and climbed the stairs to investigate. He found a makeshift ladder, an envelope and an open window. What he did not find was his 20-month old son, Charles Lindbergh, Jr., whose kidnapping ignited the beginning of a three-year, nationwide manhunt for the person or persons who had taken the child. Local police, federal authorities and private citizens joined the search until eventually German immigrant worker Bruno Richard Hauptmann was arrested and tried on evidence many think was invented or altered to ensure a swift conviction and subsequent execution. Join Brian, Gene and Lee as they investigate The Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping on Inside Jobs.