Key Questions in Lindbergh Case


Here are some of the questions that Jim is most frequently asked regarding the Lindbergh Case. If you have questions that are not answered here or in his books The Lindbergh Case and The Ghosts of Hopewell, feel free to ask Jim using the contact information at the bottom of this page. Jim will try his best to answer as many questions as possible. Check back to see if your question has been added to this page.


Did Hauptmann commit the crime alone?

There has never been any hard evidence in the Lindbergh case pointing to a specific accomplice. Hauptmann was greedy, and a loner, and the type of crime he committed is typical of crimes by desperate, sociopathic lone wolves like him. During the 2.5 years between the ransom exchange and Hauptmann's arrest, he, an unemployed carpenter, spent $36,000. That sum, added to the $14,000 in ransom money found in his garage, equals the full amount of the ransom payment. If Hauptmann had help, the accomplice didn't get paid.

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