By William Norris
The abduction and homicide of Charles Lindbergh's boy or girl son, and the next trial and execution of Bruno Richard Hauptmann, were a resource of fascination for greater than 70 years. Now, for the 1st time, William Norris delves into resources of data neglected through earlier investigators and springs up with the id of the genuine wrongdoer.
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They seemed to be rather semi-closed. Not big eyes. The cheek was smooth, from the high cheek bone right down to the chin. Where disease sets in it would affect the cheeks and it would affect the face opposite the mouth. He was very agile and active. " There was also, said Condon, a fleshy lump at the base of the man's left thumb. Condon, who had apparently become an expert on the diagnosis of tuberculosis in addition to his other talents, added that "John" had told him that he had just come down from Boston, where he lived.
They went round and round. " This latest version was somewhat embroidered: "He was about 5'8" or 9," about 158 or 160 lbs. I think a little thick through the shoulders. He wasn't as tall as I am. Then he had when I saw him a black coat of thin material and one button at the top and he held that up over his chin. When I asked him to take it down he did so for a moment and when he did I saw that he had a very narrow chin. The eyes were on the axis straight, his nose pretty well formed and well formed mouth.
What could that "delicate angle" be? A conspiracy theorist could well infer that the FBI had got wind of Dwight Morrow's alleged peccadillo and Condon's subsequent involvement, but were unwilling to commit the suspicion to paper. There is another interesting revelation, however, which may be connected. On April 8th, 1936, a journalist named Arthur J. Sullivan made a statement to the police about an interview he conducted with Condon on May 14th, 1932 – two days after the discovery of the Lindbergh baby's body.