George Weber Killed By Online Hookup?


On Sunday, WABC 10-year radio anchor George Weber was murdered at his home in New York City. He was found with multiple stab wounds to the neck. And as the investigation creeps into Day Two, police say the prime suspect is a man Weber met online, invited over, and engaged in some S&M play with. Cue the “Gay Sex Slay” headlines.

When Weber didn’t show up for work for two days, colleagues grew suspicious. They visited his home, knocked, and left when nobody answered, only to return later to find:

Weber’s half-naked body was found Sunday morning in his bloody Carroll Gardens apartment. The broadcaster was stabbed multiple times in the neck, back and upper torso. Cops are investigating the murder as a gay slaying, police sources said.

Investigators said gay-porn pictures were scattered around his ransacked home, but it was unclear if anything was missing. There was no evidence of forced entry and investigators believe Weber may have known his attacker.

Cops are trying to identify several men who posed in various pictures with the victim, according to investigators. The photos were found in Weber’s home.

[…] Friends at the Blarney Rock, a West 33rd Street bar Weber frequented, said he occasionally talked about a girlfriend. A neighbor said Weber introduced a woman as his girlfriend at a party last year.

Investigators also are following a lead from a neighbor who told them he saw a suspicious man making phone calls and pacing Friday night outside Weber’s brownstone. The neighbor saw the man go in, but did not see him leave. [NYP]