Podcast takes a closer look at Pawling Cattle Car Restaurant murder
Interviews available: Podcast covers the 1971 murder of Emile “Bob” Zaniboni on Route 22 between Pawling and Wingdale.
Credit: The Murder Sheet
50 years ago, someone murdered a restaurateur on this stretch of road in Dutchess County.
A case gone cold
2021 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the murder of Emile Zaniboni. On January 10, 1971, Zaniboni’s wife and daughter discovered the 49-year-old restaurateur murdered in his ransacked Cattle Car Restaurant between Pawling and Wingdale on New York State Route 22.
The details of the crime pose some chilling possibilities, but the unsolved case continues to haunt Dutchess County. No one has ever been brought to justice for killing the World War II veteran and father of seven.
A new deep dive
The Murder Sheet will cover the Zaniboni case in an episode scheduled to drop on the morning of Tuesday, February 16.
In the Murder Sheet, co-creators Áine Cain and Kevin Greenlee present the in-depth stories of haunting restaurant crimes. Kevin is an Indianapolis lawyer and Áine is a journalist from Westchester County. They first teamed up to investigate the Burger Chef murders in Speedway, Indiana.
Listen to the Murder Sheet here.
The episode — “The Killing at the Cattle Car: The Unsolved Murder of Emile Zaniboni” — will feature:
- A visit to the isolated stretch of road where the Cattle Car was located.
- An interview with Abbott Brant, the reporter who covered the cold case in-depth for the Poughkeepsie Journal.
- A recounting of the baffling facts in the case, and possible motives.
About The Murder Sheet
The Murder Sheet is a podcast covering the phenomenon of restaurant
homicides.The podcast’s title is a reference to the spreadsheet of hundreds of homicides involving restaurants, bars, and other eateries that Kevin and Áine have compiled, starting with seventeenth century tavern shootouts and ending with modern slayings occurring in burger joints.
Áine Cain is a senior retail reporter for Insider. She covers major national retailers, but has also tackled multi-level marketing schemes, COVID-19 outbreaks on cruise ships, and retail-related crimes.
Kevin Greenlee is an attorney from Indianapolis whose day job involves intellectual property cases. He began extensively researching the Burger Chef case in 2017, and represents the sister of one of the victims.
Listen to the Murder Sheet on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts.