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Joe for Jack
Re: First note theory
Thu May 10, 2018 10:51

I believe the kidnapping was originally intended to be a "quick snatch and return" for the child, alive or dead. I agree it's standard wording not to call the police and the kidnapper clearly wanted to deal with Lindbergh privately.. in and out for a quick $50,000. So much so, he chastises Lindbergh in subsequent notes for having called the police. Again though, if Lindbergh had known the envelope was a "prop," he would have opened it, in the spirit of feigned compliance. Instead, he did what the kidnapper didn't want him to do, thereby demonstrating his non-involvement.

  • First note theoryJack for Joe, Thu May 10 02:18
    The problem with your take on it, Joe is that ransom notes always say do not contact the police. And it;s a normal but wordy ransom note.
    • Re: First note theory — Joe for Jack, Thu May 10 10:51
      • The PlanJack, Fri May 11 01:13
        Well I'd agree if some connection could be established with CAL and Hauptmann before the crime. Until then, it's as someone said above, nada.
    • Missed Something?Jack for Joe, Thu May 10 02:37
      Perhaps I missed something Joe. The wordage on these sites lately is much. Typing awards should be given out now!
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