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Established New York 1997

Selected Works

CRIME STORIES

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How Crowdsourcing Cracked The Case Of A Gay-Bashing Attack

Twitter sleuths—and one real detective—joined forces after an assault in Philadelphia and helped police arrest three suspects

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Animal Instinct: How Cat-Loving Sleuths Found an Accused Killer Sadist

A shocking story of citizen detectives, a videotaped murder, animal torture and one very disturbed celebrity wannabe

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The Insane Story of the Guy Who Killed the Guy Who Killed Lincoln

Meet Boston Corbett, the self-castrated hatmaker who was John Wilkes Booth’s Jack Ruby

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The Secret Life of Johnny Lewis

He was a Hollywood actor who had it all—including a dark side that led to a grisly murder

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Will the Internet Find Maura Murray?

Ten years ago, a 21-year-old UMass student vanished without a trace. For an army of amateur sleuths across the Internet, that was just the beginning.

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Hardcore and Bleeding

Virtual Love and Actual Death in Miami

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Long Island’s Lost Girls: Broken Rainbow

The West Virginia Rainbow Murders

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Long Island’s Lost Girls: Dark Star, Ship Of Fools

The Disappearance Of Jennifer Wilmer

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Long Island’s Lost Girls: A Walk By The River

A Walk By The River: The Unsolved Murder Of A Sag Harbor Flight Attendant In Idaho

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L.I. Flight Attendant’s Murder Solved

One Month After We Published The Story

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New Homeowner Finds Body of Pregnant Woman in a Barrel

Before The Times Gave Stringers Bylines

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Over A Barrel

All I Had Was A Body, A Barrel And Two Pieces Of Jewelry. Plus A Phone Number For A Howard Elkins Of Boca Raton, Fla.

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Overshadowed by History

Henryk Siwiak Died On 9/11… From A Bullet To The Chest

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A Creature was Stirring

The East Village Murder of Brian Boothe

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Hit and Run

The Drivers, Their Victims, And One Loophole in the Law

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Marcellino And Weisenberg Announce Hit And Run Legislation Passes Both Senate And Assembly

The Outcome Of The Hit And Run Cover story

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The Christmas Bomb

The Unsolved Mystery Of One Of New York’s Deadliest Terrorist Attacks

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Black and Blond

The Hideous Sorority of Hollywood’s Black Dahlia and Boston’s Swedish Nanny

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The Worst Homicide Squad in the Country

The Boston Police Department Doesn’t Catch Killers, So The Killing Keeps Getting Worse

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Paid To Do The Impossible

The Head Of The Suffolk Crime Lab Knows How To Bag Criminals

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Some Say Pet Shop Monkey Was Liberated, Not Stolen

Did The Legwork, Bob McFadden The Rewrite

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Cyberspace Invaders

County Law Enforcement’s Seeking More And More Web Site Information To Mount Investigations Against Private Citizens

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A Man Among Boys

Steve Simmons Knows How To Talk To Teens. Listen To What He Told Sam Manzie

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Baptism By Fire

Nassau’s New Homicide Chief Jumps Into The Thick Of It

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Why Long Island Can Be Murder

A True Crime Tour

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“It Would Have Been a Bloodbath”

Interview With Son Of Sam Captor Ed Zigo

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The Gang’s All Here

Nassau’s Gang Expert On The Growth Of L.I.’s Crews

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Rotisserie Criminals

Fantasy League Takes Aim At Convicts

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Murder On The Long Island

Still A Mystery To Relatives, 116 Years Later

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Another Press Fugitive Behind Bars

Thanks To Your Tips, Alleged Rapist Is Behind Bars

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Gold Coast Mystery

Faceless Remains Found In Muttontown Pose More Troubling Case Than Chandra’s

 

CRIME VIDEOS

The Overturned Murder Conviction of Kimberly Long

Nine months after we aired my investigation into Kimberly Long’s potential wrongful murder conviction, she walked out of prison—and we finally got to meet face to face.

Missing Persons: The Gap in the System Leaves Families Looking For Answers

There are more than 110,000 missing persons in America. And 40-60,000 Unidentified Human Remains in Evidence Lockers—Yet law enforcement has no database to link the two together. I investigate “America’s Silent Mass Disaster.”

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Missing Persons/Unidentified Remains Infographic

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Two Barrels, Four Bodies, Zero Answers

The case of the Allenstown Four gets new life from a citizen detective and a forensic artist

Solving the Mystery of Caledonia Jane Doe

How a citizen detective artist solved one half of a murder mystery

Climbing the mountains of Moab, Utah with the brothers who set out to find a fugitive for Christmas

“I said ‘Hey Jarom, what are you doing?’ ‘Nothing.’ ‘Want to come hiking with me and go find a dead guy?’ And he said yes.”

The Unsolved Murder of Faith Hedgepeth

Producer Kelly McLear and I worked on this story, which took many twists and turns.

The Murder of Dino Dizdarevic

After I spoke at the Parents of Murdered Children Conference, Dino’s mother approached me and told me his story. It was heartbreaking. I produced this piece but it is still unsolved.

 

ENTERTAINMENT COVER STORIES

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My Dad Kicked Your Ass at Shea

A Baseball Memoir

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Donald Glover is More Talented Than You

The Comedian/Writer/Rapper Is On A Collision Course With Stardom

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Courting Controversy

Always Cocky And Opinionated, Commentator Bill O’Reilly Seems Equally Pleased To Hear From Fans Enemies Alike

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Waking Andy Kaufman

Wine, Women And Wrestling In Great Neck

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A Right-Left PUNCH

Sean Hannity And Alan Colmes Are Using Their Hard-Charging Debating Style To Send Ratings For Their Fox News Show Soaring

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Role Players

The Nationals Are The Straight Men for The Clown Princes of Basketball

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Feeling The Fever … Again

After Nearly 15 Years of Poor Teams And Sparse Crowds, the Islanders—And Their Fans—Are back In The Game

 

SHORTER TALES

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Eat Another Donut, You Fat Pig

Fire-Police Hockey Game Is No Holiday On Ice

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Julian Koster’s Loop-the-Loop

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Bobby V’s Suicide Squeeze

Bearing Witness To The Met Manager’s Meltdown

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SXSW: Kate Nash at the Q Magazine Party

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Copy Cat

Chan Marshall, Aka Cat Power, Is Perfectly Happy Singing Other People’s Songs

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In 15-Minute Rampage, Tornado Fells Trees And Rips Roofs Off L.I.

I Did The Legwork. Mcfadden Did the Rewrite.

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Fastest Scalpel in the East

Doctor’s Free Surgeries Give Poor Children In India New Faces And New Futures

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Badges Of Honor

Tattoos Help Friends, Family Memorialize Victims Of Terror

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Mickey Mantle’s Foul Balls

Hall of Famers Do Have A Sense Of Humor

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He’s Not Acting

Tough Guy Zito Gains Cult Status As Old-School Hollywood Warrior

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Satellite of Love

Inside The Studio On Howard Stern’s First Sirius Morning

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All That Glitters Isn’t Glam

Louis XIV’s Jason Hill On Sexed-Up Songs And Cranked-Up Critics

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Bronx Cheers

Some Fans Quit Yankees-Hating For The City’s Sake. But Not All.

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Don’t Try This At Home

Mankind And Mick Foley

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It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over

Go Ahead: You Try and Keep Up With Senior Softballers

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Where Asphalt Runs In Their Blood

Pro Roller Hockey League Comes Calling

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What Mike Milbury Sees In His Sleep

The Islanders’ Boss Would Like You To forget The Past—Except For One Punk

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Wham! Bam! Thank You! Slam!

Extreme Backyard Wrestling’s Leaders And Gutters

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Two Years Ahead Of The Pack

Terrorism Expert With A Passion For Wolves Warned Of Twin Towers Attack

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One Giant Leap For Mankind

Work Champ Mick Foley From East Setauket Says: ‘Top Of the World, Ma!’

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Starting A Riot

An Intrepid Writer And Roller Hockey Player Gives Us A First-Hand Look AT Major League Roller Hockey’s Inaugural Season As A Member Of The New York Riot

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Lincoln’s Avenger: Boston Corbett

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Newshawk

Boston Globe Profile

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Hockey Back At Kansas After Three Year Freeze

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Inline Sport Catching On At KU

Roller Hockey Club Looks For Challengers On The Internet

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Former Lolita Amy Fisher Sets Long Island On Its Ear

 

THINGS BUILT