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Subject: NYC detective who caught Son of Sam in 1970s dies

Written By: LyricBoy on 02/23/11 at 5:36 am

Edward Zigo, the New York City detective who cracked the notorious Son of Sam case in the 1970s by acting on a hunch about a parking ticket and arrested killer David Berkowitz, has died. He was 84.

Zigo died Saturday of cancer at his Lynbrook, N.Y. home surrounded by his family, his wife, Eileen Brunelli-Zigo, said Tuesday.

"I have to tell you," his wife said, "he was a man in every sense of the word. Strong. Brave. Kind."

Zigo retired from the NYPD in 1982, and his career became the stuff of legend. His family recalls tales of his detective work with awe and pride. He parlayed his knowledge into a second career working on TV and film projects about the story and other crime tales. He even had bit parts in some movies.

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