Did A Member Of The Hogan’s Heroes Cast Commit Bob Crane’s Murder?
The grisly murder of Bob Crane remains one of the most mysterious unsolved celebrity murders of all time. The charming, all-American lead of the 1960s TV sitcom Hogan’s Heroes was found brutally slayed in his apartment 42 years ago, and despite multiple investigations, law enforcement authorities have never been able to identify his killer.
What Was Hogan’s Heroes Star Bob Crane’s Cause of Death?
The horrifying nature of Bob Crane’s murder darkly contrasted the campy comedic role he played on Hogan’s Heroes for six seasons, as a wise cracking colonel who led a squad of World War II prisoners in outsmarting their inept German captors.
There was nothing funny about Bob Crane’s cause of death. He was found violently murdered in his Scottsdale apartment on June 29, 1978, when one of his costars came over to check up on him after he didn’t show up for an arranged meeting.
She found Crane’s lifeless body sprawled out on the bed with an electrical cord tied around his neck and half of his face bashed in by a blunt object with such force, that blood was splattered from the walls to the ceiling.
Police called in Ed Beck, the manager of the dinner theater he had been performing at, to determine if the brutally beaten body belonged to the actor. “There was no way I could identify him from one side,” Beck said. “The other side, yes.”