"Cover Story" piece on Kenneth Kerwin of Portland, who hopes to prove that he is
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"Cover Story" piece on Kenneth Kerwin of Portland, who hopes to prove that he is Charles Lindbergh Jr., the son of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh that was kidnapped and supposedly murdered 70 years ago. The kidnapping of the Lindbergh's 20-month-old firstborn from his home in Hopewell, N.J., on March 1, 1932, was dubbed the "Crime of the Century." The corpse of a baby was found on May 12, 1932, about four miles from the Lindbergh house, but the body had been mutilated and was too badly decomposed to establish its identity. Four years later, Bruno Richard Hauptmann, a German immigrant, was convicted of the crime on circumstantial evidence and executed on March 30, 1936. His widow, Anna Hauptmann, with the help of San Francisco attorney Robert R. Bryan, fought unsuccessfully to clear his name until her death in 1994. Bryan is now helping Kerwin with his claim and in June, Bryan plans to contact the Lindbergh family to request DNA testing. With details about Kerwin's search for his true identity.
Kenneth Kerwin, Charles A Lindbergh
Morgan, Lael, ""Cover Story" piece on Kenneth Kerwin of Portland, who hopes to prove that he is" (2002). Maine News Index – Casco Bay Weekly. 4727.