Prelude: A Memory of the Future Wednesday, September 21, 1966 She is late, terrified and drunk. At nearly 10:30 PM, Linda knows she’s in trouble. Jerry’s car sits in the driveway – she can’t believe he’s home early from that stag party. Why? He was with his boss, who always stays for last call. Linda […]
As I continue forward with my Bricca case opus (Author’s note: just released!), I remain amazed at the number of West Side veterinarians pulled into the investigation. The most notorious suspect (both then and now), was of course, Fred Leininger. Linda Bricca’s recent employer, with whom she had reportedly been seen on Lover’s Lanes in the […]
When their firstborn child was kidnapped from their home on March 1st, 1932 and found murdered in the woods two months later, Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh were the most famous couple in America, and the case would become the most publicized crime of the 20th century. Eventually suspect Bruno Richard Hauptmann was convicted and executed for killing “Baby Charlie”. But this delayed justice did nothing to answer the questions that still surround the death of Lindbergh’s child and confound crime writers and armchair detectives 85 years later.
As one of the only writers to tour the Lindbergh house near Hopewell, New Jersey AND photograph this infamous crime scene, my perspective is different from others who have delved into “The Crime of the Century”. In my mind, today the murder of Charles Lindbergh Jr. is perhaps the greatest mystery in American true crime annals.
(This article was previously published in Snitch Magazine and the Clews historic true crime website.) She was an innocent blond child who got into the wind, snatched from her home in the dead of night and carried off into oblivion. He was a handsome stranger spinning a web, hiding a wicked serial killer who […]
49 years ago this month, the Gerald Bricca family was murdered in what would become the most notorious and obsessive cold case in Queen City history. Jerry Bricca, wife Linda, and daughter Debbie were found stabbed to death on Greenway Avenue in the Bridgetown neighborhood of Cincinnati. Going down between the 4th and 5th murders […]