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.
Auto information for "Mr Cooper" photo courtesy of Los Angeles News, Marion (Marian) Ransom notes, photos courtesy of medium.com
Photos of Marion (Marian) Parker during Autopsy, photos courtesy of Reddit.
William Dainard (Historylink.org), Harmon Waley (Historylink.org), Margaret Waley (Amazon.com)
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