When the FBI began their investigation, they looked at all of the passengers. One of them was a young woman named Dorothy Dwyer. It was supposed to be an exciting trip for her. She was headed to Reno, NV, to marry a man who had been courting her back on the East Coast. He had gone out there and gotten into real estate and made a fortune. This was a rare thing in the depths of the Depression.
When the plane exploded and crashed, her future husband’s life was shattered. A devastated man, he boarded a plane to head to Chicago and identify her body and make sure it was properly taken care of. One passenger on that plane later reported that he told fellow passengers that his fiancee had died because her plane had been blown up by a bomb. This was days before the FBI or anyone would know for sure that a bomb was the culprit. Did this mean he knew something about the plot?
When the FBI interviewed the man, he denied that he knew anything about the bomb. He said he did not remember having any such conversation. He also denied the rumor that there had been any tension between himself and the family of his fiancee. In fact, he had made an arrangement with Dorothy’s brother to help pay for the funeral. The FBI found a man devastated, not a man embroiled in a plot to blow up a plane.
It back to square one…