Friday, February 15, 2013
The ‘Hogan’s Hero’ star was murdered on June 29, 1978, allegedly bludgeoned to death with what might have been a camera tripod. Crane had a voracious sexual appetite and often filmed his escapades with the help of a man named John Henry Carpenter, who police suspected in his death. No charges were filed against Carpenter until 1990, but Carpenter was acquitted because of lack of evidence. The murder remains unsolved, but authorities believe Carpenter was the killer. He died in 1998.