June 7, 2021
Nick Brandi was working his regular shift at a diner on September 5, 1995 when he received a call from the fiancé of his best friend, Jon Weaver. She wanted to know if Nick could check on Jon at his job at the Saw Mill River Motel just across the street. When Nick went across the street he was greeted by crime scene tape and the unimaginable.
Jon Weaver had his colleague at the motel, Kerson “Kay” Praponpoj had been killed. A crime that remains unsolved to this day.
March 22, 2021
On Long Island's south shore, between the charming homes and alluring beaches, there are secrets. A mystery deep and twisted: The Gilgo Beach Murders. At least 11 bodies discovered, mostly near Ocean Parkway. In all the years since the first bodies were discovered in 2010 no arrests have ever been made. Now a new series is taking a closer look: The Tape Room speaks with Billy Jensen and Alexis Linkletter hosts of "Unraveled: The Long Island Serial Killer "
March 16, 2020
He was the definition of an American success story. Abe Lebewohl was a Holocaust survivor who immigrated to the United States at the age of 19. He later opened the 2nd Avenue deli in the East Village where he was known to feed every homeless person who walked into the deli hungry. He was a man who lived to help others, until one day someone took everything. Abe was killed in March of 1996. The Tape Room takes a closer look at this case with an emotional conversation with Abe's brother.
February 4, 2020
How can you know you neighborhood, if you don't know its secrets? For a neighborhood in Brooklyn, it's a secret that changed the course of organized crime in NYC in 1979. The Tape Room takes a closer look at the Assassination Of Carmine Galante
January 8, 2020
A Major update to the Jennifer Dulos case. The Tape Room first featured the disappearance of the missing mother of 5 on an episode in September, 2019. Now authorities have charged her husband Fotis Dulos with murder. The new arrest warrants detailing a gruesome crime.
November 21, 2019
It was July 23, 1991. Three men were working in Inwood Hill Park, not far from the Henry Hudson Bridge, when they found a cooler. Inside, they made a horrifying discovery: the body of a little girl. The crime would come to be known as the Baby Hope murder. The story behind the investigation into the killing is now one of the featured in the NYPD’s new true crime podcast called “Break in the Case”
October 30, 2019
A special report from The Tape Room. On this episode, a closer look at one of the most notorious criminals in U-S history. The year long crime spree carried out by John Dillinger and his gang re-defined what it meant to be a gangster in America. Now, more than 80 years after his death there is a legal battle to have his body exhumed. His family says he wasn’t killed by the FBI that fateful night in Chicago all those years ago.Dan Bowens talks with Chicago Sun-Times reporter Jon Seidel. Jon has written about many of Chicago's most notorious crimes and criminals as a reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times
September 30, 2019
It is one of the most sensational cases in New Jersey history. A suburban mom Convicted of drugging, shooting, dismembering and then stuffing her husbands remains into suitcases &tossing them into Chesapeake Bay. New podcast , Direct Appeal , examines the case of so called SuitCase Killer, Melanie McGuire. The Tape Room takes a closer look with the hosts of that podcast.
September 20, 2019
Jennifer Dulos has been missing for months. The 50-year-old New Canaan woman was last seen dropping her children off at school last Friday morning.
When she wasn't heard from for more than 10 hours, friends alerted police. Her car was later found near a nearby park.
Investigators have focused their attention on her estranged husband.
August 23, 2019
When troopers arrived, they discovered the bodies of Gary Deal, his wife Joan Deal, both 26, and their 3-year-year old son, Jason inside their home. Gary Deal was found lying on the floor near the front door. He was shot in the head multiple times and his throat was cut. Joan’s naked body was discovered on their bedroom floor. She was also shot in the head multiple times and had her throat cut. Jason was found lying on his bed in his pajamas. More than 40 years later, NJ State Police hope new DNA technology can solve the case. The Tape Room speaks to Detective Mario Nocito, of the New Jersey State Police Homicide South Unit.Anyone with information is urged to call 609-561-1800 extension 3354. Anonymous leads are also welcome.