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Re: why it makes sense to me
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:45


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 Bronx and liked the outdoors. Hauptmann had also put on weight from the time he met Condon at Woodlawn and his capture, but would always have been aware there was some risk he would be identified. As far as Jafsie claiming he spotted CJ from the bus, I have my doubts.

The police had a description and an artist's rendition, but do you really think that would have been enough in a place the size of New York City, or even more specifically, the Bronx?

  • 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 me — Joe for Bob, Tue Jun 20 12:45
      • 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?
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