The kidnapping and murder
of Charles Lindbergh's infant son, and the subsequent trial and
Bruno Richard Hauptmann, have been a source of fascination for more
years. Now, for the first time, William Norris delves into sources of
ignored by previous investigators and comes up with the identity of the
| From A Talent to Deceive...
Betty Gow, according to her
own account, first went
to close the south window, which had been left partly open when they
put the child to bed. Then she turned on the electric heater before
moving towards the cot. She could not hear the child breathing. "I
thought that something had happened to him," she said later. "That
perhaps the clothes were over his head. In the half light I saw that he
wasn't there and felt all over the bed for him."
Panicking, the nursemaid ran down the corridor to
the Lindberghs' bedroom and found Anne leaving the bathroom. "Do you
have the baby, Mrs Lindbergh?" She asked. Anne Lindbergh was puzzled.
"No," she said, and went to look in the child's room while Betty Gow
raced downstairs to the library to see, if by any chance, Lindbergh had
him. The answer, of course, was no.
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