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Fri Feb 16, 2018 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 this forum, but others.
As mentioned above, the "x" and hyphenated New-York and German name would have got him at least for investigation, then it would have been obvious.

  • 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
    • Matteson — Jack, Fri Feb 16 15:08
      • 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 for Jack, Tue Feb 20 08:37
            Finn co-wrote an article titled "How I Captured Hauptmann" for Liberty Magazine, that appeared in seven installments in late 1935. I'm not sure if anyone's ever complied the collection but it would... more
            • Get Rid of...Jack for Joe, Wed Feb 21 03:32
              Me too. I think CAL could have pretty easily hidden Charlie away if he'd wanted to. He almost was doing that anyway. History is filled with lots of incorrect children that weren't murdered off by... more
            • fINN'S liberty ARTICLESRichard E Sloan, Tue Feb 20 16:59
              I think the entire series of Finn's articles are in the Police Mus. and Learning Center in W. Trenton. I also think that LKC buffs Sam Bornstein and Nancy Attardo may have them. Sam reads and posts... more
          • True Evidence in TLCj....., Mon Feb 19 02:46
            Above was "Jack for Joe."
        • 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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