Driving through the country roads of Chicago, Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb were eager to carry out the perfect crime.
They spent 7 months planning the "perfect crime" talking about how they would receive the money and how they would kill and dispose of the body.
As they were about to give up their search of kidnapping someone that day they run across Loeb's cousin Bobby Franks. They convince him to come inside the car.
They then dumped the body at Wolf Lake where they poured acid on the body to obscure body identification.
Leopold and Leo then call Frank's mother and demand a ransom for the boy. Giving her special instructions on how to deliver the ransom.
The cops then found glasses near where they found the body. These glasses were only purchased by 3 customers in Chicago. One of those customers was Nathan Leopold the same person who openly told the press that if he were to kill some one it would be " a little cocky son a bitch as Bobby Franks" Which they used to convict Leopold and Loeb, destroying the "perfect crime"