2 1/2 hours of of the Joby Palczynski manhunt
WJZ Channel 13 News coverage as the Joseph Palczysnki Hostage Standoff ends
NBC News: A Murderous Obsession
A Murderous Obsession: In a case that shook Baltimore in 2000, Joe Palczynski was shot to death at the end of a 10-day siege during which he kidnapped his girlfriend, killed four people and then kidnapped his girlfriend’s parents. His death ended a 10-year reign of terror during which Palczynski terrorized and abused a string of girlfriends and their families, managing, in most cases, to evade the long arm of the law.
Hard luck results in bittersweet prize
Winner: Moved by her story, Howard Stern gave Tracy Whitehead a chance to win big in Las Vegas. She did.
By Ann LoLordo, Linell Smith and Patricia Meisol (Baltimore Sun, January 31, 2001)
A year ago, Tracy Whitehead was planning how to leave her abusive relationship with Joseph Palczynski, a decision that triggered her abduction, the deaths of four bystanders and the terrorizing of her family.
Yesterday she was contemplating how to spend the money she won after “shock jock” Howard Stern was moved by her horrifying story.
Stern flew the Baltimore County woman to Las Vegas as the winner of a hard luck contest he advertised on radio. And on Sunday night, in a Stern-arranged bet, Whitehead won $100,000 in one hand at blackjack.
- Baltimore Sun: The Palczynski Standoff – 10 years later
Four dead. Three held hostage. An interstate manhunt and one of the longest police standoffs in U.S. history. Joseph Palczynski’s story, 10 years later.
- Baltimore Sun: The tale of Joseph Palczynski’s victims
Over a span of 13 years, he had lured at least seven young women into a fantasy relationship. And one by one, each had discovered the violent truth of Joby’sdangerously controlling personality.
- Hostage-taker was shot 27 times, autopsy shows