bob mills for sue and forum
the eaglet and the burlap bag
Sun Nov 11, 2018 04:17

You come up with wonderful stuff, Sue. Apparently Dorothy Bartlett (McCardle) assumed that the Eaglet's body had been left in the woods at Mt. Rose Heights by Hauptmann on the night of the kidnapping.

A good reporter might have asked (herself), "Why would a kidnapper drive 4-1/2 miles in the opposite direction from his eventual destination, park alongside the busiest road in the region, with the greatest chance of being observed, then walk 75 feet through dense underbrush to dispose of a body?"

Her question about the burlap bag found at the scene begs other questions that apparently she failed to ask herself, "Did Hauptmann bring the burlap big with him to Highfields, because he expected to be burying the child? If he did, was the bag tested for fingerprints? If not, why not? Doesn't it make more sense to assume the Eaglet was taken there at a later time...say by Charles Henry Ellerson, whose car went over a Palisades cliff just before the Eaglet's body was discovered?"

  • Dorothy Bartlett McCardleSue, Sat Nov 10 13:40
    Dorothy Bartlett was working as a crime reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer when she became involved with the Lindbergh case on May 12, 1932, when the baby's body was discovered. Bartlett later... more
    • the eaglet and the burlap bag — bob mills for sue and forum, Sun Nov 11 04:17
      • Re: the eaglet and the burlap bagSue for Bob, Mon Nov 12 16:51
        Yeah, Bob, the importance of asking the right questions. McCardle got Hauptmann's goat when she asked him about the burlap bag. Maybe that's all she wanted to do -- get a reaction. I'm surprised a... more
        • ellerson's "accident"bbb mills for sue and forum, Tue Nov 13 04:30
          Ellerson somehow drove his car to the edge of a cliff along the Palisades and jumped to safety at the last second as the car plunged to the edge of the Hudson River and burned almost beyond... more
          • Re: ellerson's "accident"Joe for Bob, Wed Nov 14 10:22
            Bob, there is no evidence I know of that Duane Baker and Henry Ellerson knew each other. Mind you, I'm all ears if you actually have any, as Duane Baker is still very much on my personal radar.... more
          • Ellerson and The Palisades CliffsSue for Bob, Tue Nov 13 19:42
            Besides Joyce Milton, what other sources record the details of what happened in the Henry Ellerson accident? What evidence is there that Ellerson's car was "burned almost beyond recognition"? Did the ... more
    • Re: Dorothy Bartlett McCardleJoe for Sue, Sat Nov 10 14:03
      Great find and post Sue, this kind of information is priceless. There is a very fertile field of human interest accounts surrounding this case to be appreciated outside of the realm of law... more
      • Re: Dorothy Bartlett McCardleJoe, Sat Nov 10 15:48
        And I should add they are capable of providing some unique and very valuable perspectives.
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