Shred of Evidence

Shred of Evidence

In 1978 Bob Crane, the star of TV's Hogan's Heroes, was bludgeoned to death in his bed in Scottsdale, Ariz. The crime remained unsolved for 14 years, until investigators re-examined a thread of brain tissue found in a rental car. Last week they arrested John Henry Carpenter, a video-equipment salesman, and charged him with the murder, which he denies. Forensic scientists matched the tissue with a sample from Crane's bloody pillowcase. Complained Carpenter's attorney: "How the flesh sample was overlooked for 14 years is beyond me."


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