Episode 72: For Ransom
Updated: Dec 6, 2021
Kidnapping for ransom is prevalent across the world, however, in today's United States it is essentially obsolete. Today’s episode covers three historic US kidnappings that helped to fuel the American parent’s fear for the wellbeing of their child. While the cases are unique in their own way, each child’s parents agonized over whether or not they would see their child again, and not all of them did. Listen in while we discuss the cases of Charles Lindbergh Jr.,Marion Parker, and George Weyerhaeuser.
Charles and Anne Lindbergh, Photo courtesy of Britannica.com
Lindbergh Poster, photo courtesy of Britannica.com
Charles Jr with mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, photo courtesy of newengland.com
Bruno Hauptman, photo courtesy of Britannica.com
Perry Parker, photo courtesy of Findagrave.com
Geraldine Perry, photo courtesy of findagrave.com
Lindbergh Ransom Note, courtesy of Britannica.com
Geraldine with daughters Marion (Marian) (left) and Marjorie (right), photo courtesy of Oakland Tribune
Marion (Marian) Parker, photo from www.kcet.org
Auto information for "Mr Cooper" photo courtesy of Los Angeles News, Marion (Marian) Ransom notes, photos courtesy of medium.com
William Hickman, photo courtesy of calisphere.org
Photos of Marion (Marian) Parker during Autopsy, photos courtesy of Reddit.