WAS Bob Crane’s death connected to his secret sex life?
The dashing star of the ’60s sitcom “Hogan’s Heroes” was only49 years old when his battered body was found in his Scottsdale, Ariz., apartment on June 29, 1978.
His head had been bashed in and there was an electrical cord wrapped around his neck — but there was no sign of forced entry.
As cops searched for clues, they found way more than they bargained for.
Crane had scores of scrapbooks filled with pornographic Polaroid photos of himself and numerous women having sex.
And there was video after video of the actor and his conquests engaged in kinky romps.
Fourteen years later, Crane’s friend John Carpenter, a salesman specializing in then-new video technology, was tried for the murder.
Prosecutors suggested he was pushed to a murderous rage when Crane wanted to end their friendship, and he cut Carpenter out of his XXX-capades.
But Carpenter was acquitted for lack of evidence before his death in 1998 and to this day, Crane’s murder remains unsolved.