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29-05-1924

Perfect crime' suspect socialite Leopold interviewed by police

To commit the ‘perfect crime’ it doesn’t matter if you’re caught, only that you’re not convicted. Unfortunately, this date marked the start of the downfall for child prodigy, Nathan Leopold. He and his similarly wealthy friend, Richard Loeb, had decided that the kidnapping, killing and ransoming of a child would be the supreme test of their intellectual skills. The elegant English in the ransom note was the first of many clues that lead police to Nathan Leopold on this day in 1924... Read the full Leopold and Loeb Crime File