December 6, 1975. Teaneck, New Jersey. After spending the night in New York City, 40-year old bar owner Wesley Diggs returns to his suburban home and discovers that his entire family has been murdered. Wesley’s 39-year old wife, Jean, and their four children – 17-year old Audrey, 16-year old Allison, 12-year old Wesley Jr. and 5-year old Roger – have each been shot multiple times and there are no signs of any forced entry. While Wesley is not considered to be a suspect, police express their belief that he might know more about the crime than he’s letting on, a claim which he denies. Over the years, a number of different theories are explored, including a botched robbery and a murder-suicide, but the investigation fails to turn any conclusive answers. On this week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold”, we explore the unsolved murders of an African-American family, a crime which has stumped investigators for nearly 45 years.
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The Trail Went Cold is produced and edited by Magill Foote.
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