Real Or Hoax? On-Air Murder Confession Investigated
April 13, 2009 at 6:10 AM (PT)
THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC continues to dig into the story of a man who called CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO's syndicated morning duo JOHNJAY & RICH Show and confessed to witnessing a murder (NET NEWS 4/9). PHOENIX police have now questioned the man who called, and reports are calling into question the validity of his on-air statements.
The man, who referred to himself as "CARL," writes THE REPUBLIC, "called into KZZP (KISS-FM)'s "Confession WEDNESDAY" segment and claimed to have witnessed a 20-year-old homicide that occurred in the Cincinnati area. Despite gruesome detail in the descriptions, police say their questioning has led them to believe the tale was fabricated from an urban legend. They were continuing to investigate the possibility of any validity, working with police in KENTUCKY and OHIO to separate fact from hoax."
On FRIDAY, APRIL 10th (NET NEWS 4/10), co-host JOHNJAY VAN ES told ALL ACCESS that this was a "legit call! Swear to God! FBI called this morning and so far said this is NOT a hoax ... stay tuned."