Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

The Lindbergh kidnapping

Famous American aviator Charles Lindbergh, his wife and young son lived a peaceful life in New Jersey until March 1, 1932 when their world collapsed. The Lindbergh Baby, as he became known, was kidnapped from the couple’s home. His disappearance and murder became a media sensation and brought to the Lindberghs the attention they’d sought to avoid by moving into a secluded mansion.

Today in Crime History: Pamela Smart’s Husband Greg is Murdered

When her “picture perfect” marriage lost its appeal, Pam Smart seduced a young teenage boy and convinced him to murder her husband. On May 1, 1990, Pam came home to find the deed had been done.

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