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Reported Finding Of Part Of Ransom Money ALLEGED HOARD IN GERMANY Rec. 11 a.m. NEW YORK, July 20. American officers returning from Frankfurt-on-Main say that a sensational story concerning the Lindbergh baby kidnapping is expected to break soon, reports the Chicago Times, which declares that the serial numbers on some United States currency found by the Americans in a German salt mine

correspond with those of the missing ransom money. Only 13,750 of 50,000 dollars, which Colonel Lindbergh paid, was found at the home of Hauptmann, who was; executed several years ago. The American officers report that the connection between the two sets of money was the talk of Frankfurt.

Colonel Lindbergh's baby son Charles was kidnapped on March l> 1932. An alleged agent for the kidnappers collected 50,000 dollars from Coionel Lindbergh, promising to return the child. The baby was not returned, but his body was found on May 12. less than five miles from the house from which he had been kidnapped. In September, 1934, Bruna Hauptmann, a narolled German convict, who had entered the United States unlawfully in 1923, and was working as a carpenter, was arrested and charged with the kidnapping and murder of the child. Part of the ransom money ■ was found hidden in his garage. He denied guilt and testified that he got the money from a person, then deceased, Isador Fisch. He was convicted. ; An appeal for a second trial, on the. ground that the first had been unfair, was not granted, and Hauptmann was executed on April 3,' 1936.

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LINDBERGH BABY CASE, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 171, 21 July 1945

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LINDBERGH BABY CASE Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 171, 21 July 1945

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