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Fri Feb 9, 2018 16:04

Red herring is a nice way to put it. I have more descriptive words for it.

  • Give me that old time red herring.Michael 5260, Sun Jan 28 12:47
    Here is John M. Trendley's testimony about which hand wrote the ransom notes. Q. Now, I understood you to testify that the first note, the crib note, had been written with the left hand? A. Yes. Q.... more
    • Trendley — Jack, Fri Feb 9 16:04
      • Re: TrendleyMichael 5260 for Jack, Sat Feb 10 08:00
        Hi Jack. There are plenty more obfuscations in Trendley's testimony. Dare the two of us explore, in detail, his testimony? Trendley has always been the flavor of the week regarding the LKC... more
        • TrendleyJack, Sat Feb 10 15:31
          I don't know much about Trendley but sounds like it would be fun looking into him, so I'll follow your advice. Doesn't sound like much of a handwriting examiner - self appointed?
          • Re: TrendleyMichael 5260 for Jack, Sun Feb 11 12:00
            Trendley doesn't find any identification value in the "x's" found in the ransom notes and also found in Hauptmann's automobile documents. They are also found in Hauptmann's address book where he... more
            • H HandwritingJack for Michael 5260, Mon Feb 12 03:39
              Good diagnosis. I thought the NYPD could have caught Hauptmann earlier by the license cards and the x. At the time they thought it would have been too much work I guess, but if they would have used... more
              • Re: H HandwritingMichael 5260 for Jack and Joe, Mon Feb 12 11:08
                Jack, you can Google, MSN, or Yahoo search engines and find John Trendley's handwriting testimony. Once you have a printout in front of you we can go through it all. This hasn't been done before... more
              • Re: H HandwritingJoe, Mon Feb 12 06:56
                Great discussion, guys. Yes it may be somewhat hindsight regarding the whodunit, but I fully agree investigators should have put the effort into what Leigh Matteson suggested, something which had far ... more
                • MattesonJack, Fri Feb 16 15:08
                  Well, of course "Matteson's idea" was correct, but hadn't Finn thought of it earlier and been turned town? Was a no brainer and mentioned above and on the forum many times. Perhaps not mentioned on... more
                  • Re: MattesonJoe for Jack, Fri Feb 16 19:46
                    I don't know for sure who thought of the idea first, but I thought it was Matteson who suggested it to Finn. Regardless, there was so much there in that brief license application card.. what's... more
                    • Q'sJ............, Mon Feb 19 03:15
                      I always figured it was too late to bring Charlie back, so not too important. Also was going along the lines of he could have been caught earlier. Too bad, probably wouldn't have been so many... more
                    • MattesonJack, Mon Feb 19 02:45
                      Didn't Finn write a book or article(s)? on "Hoe I Caught the Lindbergh Kidnapper? Has anyone ever seen a copy of that? Might be more interesting than Schoenfeld's book which I hear isn't worth much.... more
                    • Re: MattesonJoe , Sat Feb 17 08:50
                      On second thought, Hauptmann would have had little problem explaining this somehow and then, as Gardner put it, flitting down to the next fence post.. waiting for the next question..
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