Reporter Dan Bowens enters the Fox 5 News Tape Room to resurrect past unsolved murder and missing person cases Fox 5 News reported on in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Dan investigates crimes that have perplexed police to this day. Immerse yourself into each episode as New York area detectives and Fox 5 reporters, past and present, recount elements of each case in hopes to shed light on crimes that have gone unsolved.
Descent Into Darkness.
Summer 1977. New York City. A turbulent time in the five boroughs perhaps like no other in modern history. An economic crisis, a historic blackout and the haunting presence of a brutal serial killer. In August of that year, David Berkowitz was arrested and admitted to the attacks, ending some of the pressure. Now decades later, there are new questions. Did the .44 Caliber killer really act alone?
A new Netflix series, The Sons of Sam: A Descent Into Darkness explores this theory. The Tape Room sits down with the director Joshua Zeman.
Saw Mill Motel Double Murder
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.
The Gilgo Beach Murders
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 "
ABE LEBEWOHL & THE SECOND AVENUE DELI
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.
The Assassination Of Carmine Galante
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
Jennifer Dulos Case Update
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.
No stone unturned
Dan Bowens has an excellent grasp of the facts surrounding the McGuire case and asked all of the right questions. EXCELLENT!