[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/03/23/crime.george.weber.jpg caption="George Weber, 47, was found stabbed in the neck in his Carroll Gardens home over the weekend."]
George Weber used his blog to discuss "news, politics, life and Brooklyn."
A resident of the Brownstone-lined neighborhood of Carroll Gardens in Brooklyn, New York, the ABC News radio anchor noted on his page recently a violent episode in the area. Quoting a local newspaper, Weber wrote, "A woman’s mutilated body was discovered outside a Degraw Street apartment building on Feb. 27, the first murder this year in the 76th Precinct."
The second homicide was reported over the weekend. George Weber was the victim.
Police say the 47-year-old was stabbed in the neck in his groundfloor apartment. There were no signs of forced entry, leading investigators to suspect Weber knew the killer.
Weber was raised in Pennsylvania. On his blog, he said he started in broadcasting at the age of 16 and then "hopscotched the country working at great radio stations like KIMN, KOA and KTLK in Denver, KMPC and KABC in Los Angeles, KGO in San Francisco and KOGO in San Diego. Depending on the day and the year, I was either doing talk radio or news."
He found his greatest success in New York. For several years, he delivered the news on a WABC talk-radio program hosted by Curtis Sliwa and Ron Kuby. The job lasted until early 2008. In a message posted on what he called his first official web site "georgeweber.net," he said "Citadel Communications fired more than 100 people, including myself, in dozens of cities. It was a cost-cutting move."
On his blog, Weber made his life an open book. He chronicled his battle with bed bugs, even posting pictures of insect bite marks. On St. Patrick's Day, he mused about going to a couple of bars. "While a few dozen green-clad revelers sang along to Bon Jovi songs they played on the jukebox," Weber wrote, "outside, bouncers were shooing away kids who looked as young as 14 and 16." He also videotaped his observations. You can watch it here.
In a blog on February 9th, Weber addressed the recent rash of break-ins in Carroll Gardens:
"That's four incidents in just a week within blocks of where I live. Despite the disturbing frequency, I'm comforted in knowing these burglars probably won't hit my place. Here's why. They all have a common thread. That's right, in each case, the victims were away from their homes for long periods of time, sometimes days. Playing junior detective, I would surmise that these thieves have been watching area homes, picking homes where it appears the homeowner has no intention of returning anytime soon. In all cases, the intruders never marched through the front doors and it appears as if they didn't enter apartments through publicly exposed entries."
A few weeks later, Weber was slayed in his Carroll Gardens home. Contact the NYPD if you have any information that could lead to an arrest.
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