10 Shocking Facts About The Infamous Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping

The Trial Was One of the First To Use Forensic Evidence

The trial of the Lindbergh baby’s kidnapper was one of the first in the country to rely on scientists like a fingerprint specialists, handwriting experts, and even a xylotomist (a wood structure specialist).

While Hauptmann maintained his innocence until the bitter end, experts today say the forensics still hold up.

The Baby Was Largely Identified By His Clothes

When the body was eventually found, it took a while to positively identify it as Charles Lindbergh Jr. The infant’s corpse was badly decayed and chewed thanks spending weeks in the forest. The body was eventually recognized by the tattered nightshirt he was wearing. This piece of clothing was hand stitch by the baby’s nurse.