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JFC on City Island
Mon Jun 19, 2017 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?

  • 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 Island — Richard, Mon Jun 19 09:35
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