Joe Yeswit - real name or alias?

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Joe Yeswit - real name or alias?

Post by Brendan72 » Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:55 pm

I did a Google for Joe or Joseph Yeswit to no avail.

Joe Yeswit was the gentleman who placed the 911 call to police on 13 November 1974.

I am wondering whether Joe Yeswit is an alias for someone else or a real person?
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Re: Joe Yeswit - real name or alias?

Post by believer » Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:37 am

Brendan72 wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:55 pm
I did a Google for Joe or Joseph Yeswit to no avail.

Joe Yeswit was the gentleman who placed the 911 call to police on 13 November 1974.

I am wondering whether Joe Yeswit is an alias for someone else or a real person?
A quick google search brought me to his IMDb page where he's credited for a show called 'Killing Mum & Dad: The Amityville Killings" and quickly found the episode in question where he is interviewed. In the video, his name is spelled Yeswoit rather than 'Yeswit'.

Note: IMDb has his name spelt 'Yeswit' rather than how it's spelled in the show.

A quick search for Joseph Yeswoit brought me to his obituary.

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Re: Joe Yeswit - real name or alias?

Post by Brendan72 » Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:16 am

believer wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:37 am
Brendan72 wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:55 pm
I did a Google for Joe or Joseph Yeswit to no avail.

Joe Yeswit was the gentleman who placed the 911 call to police on 13 November 1974.

I am wondering whether Joe Yeswit is an alias for someone else or a real person?
A quick google search brought me to his IMDb page where he's credited for a show called 'Killing Mum & Dad: The Amityville Killings" and quickly found the episode in question where he is interviewed. In the video, his name is spelled Yeswoit rather than 'Yeswit'.

Note: IMDb has his name spelt 'Yeswit' rather than how it's spelled in the show.

A quick search for Joseph Yeswoit brought me to his obituary.
Thanks for this. Who knew that a simple spelling difference thwarted me?
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- George Carlin. Comedian. (1937-2008)

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Re: Joe Yeswit - real name or alias?

Post by BooshaGirl » Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:34 pm

Brendan72 wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:55 pm
I did a Google for Joe or Joseph Yeswit to no avail.

Joe Yeswit was the gentleman who placed the 911 call to police on 13 November 1974.

I am wondering whether Joe Yeswit is an alias for someone else or a real person?
That's his real name. He was a roofer and he won a bunch of money in a lottery. He's dead now.

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