this day in crime history: june 29, 1978

Hogan

On this date in 1978, actor Bob Crane (Hogan’s Heroes) was found murdered in a hotel room in Scottsdale, AZ. His head had been bashed in and a VCR cord was tied around his neck. Cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head. Police suspected Crane’s friend John Carpenter (no relation to the film director). He was finally arrested and tried for Crane’s murder in 1992. The jury found him not guilty. He died of a heart attack in 1998, so whatever secrets Carpenter knew about the murder went to the grave with him.

Further reading:

truTV – The Bob Crane Case

Crime Scene Photos

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6 thoughts on “this day in crime history: june 29, 1978

  1. John D.:
    Always liked Bob Crane – good picture of him (and what he or others did BEHIND the scenes wasn’t any of OUR business).
    Still, he died too soon, and was a solid comedic staple.
    And the only RUSSIAN Sgt. Schultz was involved with, was to the dinner table…
    😉
    (KIdding, John Banner was another great comedy actor.)

    Stay safe.

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