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Sue for Joe
Re: makes sense
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:59

Darkness was a huge factor that was working against Riehl and Condon in describing what they witnessed.

But more than that, I believe that the scene at Woodlawn Cemetery was more dynamic and humming with activity than the known eyewitnesses have described or considered.

Al Reich, in his trial testimony, informs listeners that Jerome Avenue and 223rd Street were busy on the night of March 12, 1932.

Nothing happens in isolation.

Other people might have witnessed the scene at the gate of Woodlawn, Condon pursuing "John" into Van Cordlandt Park, and more.

Too bad Condon, Riehl, and Reich did not sit down together to compare accounts.

  • Re: makes senseJoe for Sue and All, Sun Jun 18 06:23
    I've never been able to reconcile Fisch as CJ. He's not even close to the description provided by Condon right after his meeting at Woodlawn. Because he had a cough, people think it could have been... more
    • Re: makes sense — Sue for Joe, Sun Jun 18 11:59
    • why it makes sense to mebob mills for joe, Sun Jun 18 11:06
      Joe, for me the clincher is that Hauptmann remained in plain sight for 2-1/2 years, never leaving town or disguising himself, never showing the least concern about being arrested, while every cop in... more
      • sense or no sense?Anonymous, Fri Jun 23 18:05
        "Hauptmann remained in plain sight for 2-1/2 years," It would have been much more problematic for Hauptmann to call attention to himself by suddenly leaving his usual residence, contacts, work, etc.... more
        • Re: sense or no sense?Joe, Sat Jun 24 07:04
          The fact is he was looking to return to Germany where he probably would have believed the kidnapping would be behind him. Sounds like a bit of a pattern in the making if you ask me, based on his... more
      • Re: why it makes sense to meJoe for Bob, Tue Jun 20 12:45
        Bob, How would Hauptmann have even known that Condon owned a house on City Island? The fact that they both frequented the same location shouldn't be surprising considering they both lived in the... more
        • Hauptmanns insouciant ramblingsbob mills for joe and forum, Thu Jun 22 05:30
          Joe, I can't cite the exact source, but one book cited Hauptmann as being a frequent canoer (canoeist?) off City Island in the summer. Condon had a place near by, so it's highly likely that their... more
        • JFC-BRHRichard E Sloan, Wed Jun 21 09:28
          I think Condon's connection with City Island was publicized in the papers -- after JFC's role was revealed.I think the photo of him in a rowboat off City Island was taken and published at that time,... more
      • JFC on City IslandRichard, Mon Jun 19 09:35
        JFC became high profile after the ransom was paid, but was it also common knowledge that he was active on City Island? Must I have read that anywhere? If so, where would that have been?
    • who's who conundrumRichard E Sloan, Sun Jun 18 09:46
      Now you're talking, Joe! What you say makes a lot of sense and could solve the "conundrum."Let me throw this into the mix, however. There appears there may have been two lookouts -- one at the... more
      • Re: who's who conundrumJoe for Richard, Tue Jun 20 08:19
        Richard, regarding the two very different accounts put forth by Condon and Riehl, I believe it all comes down to their individual lines of sight. From where Riehl was approaching, inside the... more
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