PBS Use Modern Science to Reexamine the 81-Year-Old Lindbergh Kidnapping Mystery
In the aftermath of his 1927 solo transatlantic flight, Colonel Charles
Augustus Lindbergh–the Lone Eagle–became the most famous human being on
earth. And when he and his lovely wife Anne produced an adorable baby
son, Charlie, an eager press quickly dubbed him Little Lindy or sometimes just the Eaglet.
But on the evening of March 1, 1932 Lucky Lindy's luck ran out. Bold
kidnappers snatched his baby from the family home near Hopewell, New
Jersey, while everyone in the house was awake. Negotiations with the
kidnappers stretched out for weeks. But Little Charlie never came back.
His body was discovered not five miles from Hopewell.
Now, Nova (PBS, 9pm) is
reopening one of the most intriguing, grisly, and confounding crime
mysteries of all time as a team of expert investigators employ
state-of-the-art forensic and behavioral science techniques in an effort
to determine what really happened to Lindbergh's baby and why.