Katie Couric's Dead Husband 'Calling' 911

At least 10 calls have been made from his phone line

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 14, 2013 10:52 AM CST | Updated Feb 17, 2013 2:00 PM CST

(Newser) – Katie Couric has a depressing mystery on her hands: At 2am every Tuesday, a phone line registered to her husband calls 911. The depressing part: Her husband, Jay Monahan, has been dead since 1998. There have been at least 10 calls so far, and each time a patrol officer has responded to Couric's home. Couric told the story to her audience during a break while taping her talk show this week, and audience members passed it on to the New York Daily News.

"Katie said it was especially disturbing because it came in on her late husband Jay Monahan’s landline, which she has kept all this time," says one audience member. Couric called NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly for help, and he started an investigation. Authorities think someone might be illegally hijacking the phone via a device, according to a police source. (We've been learning a lot about Katie Couric lately: Click to see the surprising person she once dated.)

This Feb. 6, 2013 photo released by Starpix shows Katie Couric at the premiere of Makers: Women Who Make America at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York.
This Feb. 6, 2013 photo released by Starpix shows Katie Couric at the premiere of "Makers: Women Who Make America" at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York.   (AP Photo/Starpix, Marion Curtis)
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