Michael 5260 for Bob Mills
Re: the phone number on the wall
Thu May 23, 2019 11:46

The answer is a simple one. Hauptmann needed the address and telephone number when he was communicating with Dr. Condon. It makes no difference that he didn't have a telephone in his apartment. Hauptmann needed the information and he did use both during his negotiations with Dr. Condon.

Hauptmann wasn't going to write the address and telephone number down in a notebook or on a piece of paper that Anna might accidently find and ask him, "Was ist das?"

Hauptmann admitted it was his habit to write things down on wood. I guess so. You have the address and telephone number written on the closet trim board and the list of serial numbers and denominations of money written on the closet door.

This was not all that the police found in Hauptmann's closet. A section of trim board above the closet was removable by hand and behind it was a hollowed out area that could be used for storage. Nothing was found inside.

Why would a person write a telephone number down when they have no telephone? Why would a person write a detailed murder checklist noting step by step how they are going to go about committing the murder, fail to destroy it, and the list is found by the investigators? This has happened in real life more than once.

Bob, I've always thought of any kind of investigation as a search for mistakes. Criminals will make mistakes because they are juggling too many balls in the air during the commission of a crime and they will slip up somewhere. The mistakes generally turn into evidence that burns their ass.

  • the phone number on the wallbob mills for michael 5260, Wed May 22 18:12
    All well and good. But why the hell would anyone write someone's phone number on a closet wall, when that same person doesn't even have a telephone, for God's sake? Isn't that a bit like buying... more
    • Re: the phone number on the wall — Michael 5260 for Bob Mills, Thu May 23 11:46
    • closet writingRichard E Sloan, Thu May 23 10:06
      Well put Bob! Michael says that Fawcett was very reliable. I missed something, Michael -- what does he have t do with the Cassidy claim? (I also read somewhere that Tom C. bragged that he had claimed ... more
      • Re: closet writingMichael For Richard, Thu May 23 10:29
        "Michael 5260" used to post as "Script." I am just "Michael" (Michael M) so we are two different posters and I completely disagree with the position Script has held since the start. He's painted... more
    • Re: the phone number on the wallMichael For Bob, Thu May 23 09:55
      This is a good point Bob. This whole debate is certainly worth-while and its why I spent so much time researching the subject. 60 pages and 200 footnotes. No one on the planet did more research on... more
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