Pablo Guzman of WCBS-TV Channel 2 in New York reported in an "exclusive" Special Feature leading off the 11:00 pm news on Wednesday, Dec. 1st, that police have identified a prime suspect in the Sarah Fox murder. He said: "the police have a name." He said he can't reveal the suspect's identity because there's not enough evidence yet to charge him with the crime. The evidence so far is circumstantial. The suspect is a male in his mid 30's who lives near Inwood Hill Park in upper Manhatten. He could be described as middle class. He also lives with a women who it's believed would be shocked to know this man committed ritualistic murder. The police know some of his habits and that he likes to walk in the park. The reward for information is now $27,000. Guzman asked anyone with information to call crime stoppers. Telephone: 1-800-577-TIPS or, for Spanish speakers, 1-888-57-PISTA.
Sarah Fox's strangled, nude body was discovered Tuesday, May 25, 2004, in a secluded wooded area of Manhattan's Inwood Hill Park. Investigators believe Fox may have been the target of a deranged killer with ritualistic tendencies. Her body appeared to have been posed and the killer may have placed yellow tulip petals and branches around the corpse. Fox vanished on May 19th after leaving her home in workout clothes for a run in nearby Inwood Hill Park.
Update: CBS posted a written summary of the Guzman report on their website at 1:00 pm, Dec 2nd:
Cops: Significant Leads In Sarah Fox Murder [cbsnewyork.com, Dec. 2, 2004]
Update Dec. 7, 2004: The New York Post identified the suspect by name in a story published Dec. 6, 2004.
Prime Suspect Identified in Sarah Fox Murder Investigation [Dec. 7, 2004]
Sarah Fox murder case grows cold and reward is raised [Nov. 21, 2004]
Sarah Fox Murder Mystery Update [June 9, 2004]
Juilliard Student Murder Mystery - Sarah Fox [May 28, 2004]
Thursday, December 2, 2004