Murder of Hogan’s Heroes Actor Might Be Solved Monday Night

By Kevin Eck 

Thirty eight years after Bob Crane was murdered, Phoenix Fox-owned station KSAZ may be able to solve the case on live TV.

Crane was the star of Hogan’s Heroes, a comedy show set in World War II that ran six seasons until 1971. Crane’s friend Bob Carpenter was initially suspected of bludgeoning Crane to death with camera tripod, but he was never convicted.

Now, KSAZ reporter John Hook will reveal the results of his one and half year investigation into the case.


The Fox-owned station says the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office allowed Hook to retest the original blood evidence found in Carpenter’s car the day after the murder. Hook is hoping modern DNA techniques can answer the question of who did it.

KSAZ says the results will be revealed Monday night on its 9 p.m. newscast.