The Trail Went Cold

The Trail Went Cold – Episode 179 – The Diggs Family Murders

The Trail Went Cold – Episode 179 – The Diggs Family Murders

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. Additional Reading: https://web.archive.org/web/20151207224334/http://www.northjersey.com/news/who-killed-the-diggs-family-40-year-old-mass-murder-in-teaneck-remains-a-mystery-1.1468498 https://www.nytimes.com/1975/12/07/archives/mother-4-children-are-shot-to-death-in-home-in-teaneck-a-mother-and.html https://www.nytimes.com/1975/12/14/archives/fathers-tribute-is-read-at-diggs-familys-rites-classmates-are.html https://www.newspapers.com/image/493146333/ https://www.newspapers.com/image/494150568/ https://www.newspapers.com/image/494156883/ “The Trail Went Cold” is on Patreon! Visit www.patreon.com/thetrailwentcold to become a patron and gain access to our exclusive bonus content. “The Trail Went Cold” is now doing a weekly livestream show on GetVokl every Thursday from 7:00-8:00 PM ET as part of their “True Crime Thursday” line-up. For more information, please visit their website. Click here to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Click here to listen to the podcast on Stitcher. Click here to subscribe to the podcast on Google Play Music. The Trail Went Cold is produced and edited by Magill Foote. All music is composed by Vince Nitro.

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