No one at Highfields complicit in any way, no staged kidnapping/hoax. Conspiracy originates amongst the card players in Duane Baker's basement. Possible connection and inside information via the Morrow household servants. More than one kidnapper including Hauptmann, in Hopewell. Others get cold feet after death of baby and drop out. Hauptmann continues with ransom payout, Fisch helps to launder the money. With Fisch dead, Hauptmann refuses to budge one iota when caught, or have his will broken. Facing the chair, he pins his hopes on Fisher, Hoffman and a flawed investigation, rather than confess.
Dear Joe, Thanks for being from Canada, and communicating your thoughts clearly! It's not the quantity of the words; it's the quality of what gets conveyed! Most people have been processed through... more
Re: 85 Years Ago This Evening.. Joe,Thu Mar 2 13:08
Charles Henry Ellerson calls his friend Duane Baker on afternoon of 3/1/32, tells him Highfields will be occupied that night, but Lindy will be in New York at a dinner. Baker deems this an ideal... more
Hi Bob, Was the vehicle used to transport passengers to Highfields on February 27 and March 1 a Morrow-owned limousine or Henry's personal car? Dorothy Herrmann says Ellerson drove Miss Root, Anne,... more
Wouldn't it be something if an 89 year old man walked into a new room and said, I'm Charlie Lindbergh and I have dna proof. I was not killed in 1932, but Richard Hauptman was killed a few years later ... more