Jay Salpeter and Associates Private Investigations

Jay Salpeter is a top New York State Licensed Private Investigator, and former highly-decorated New York City Police Detective and Hostage Negotiator. As an NYPD detective Jay conducted various types of investigations which included homicides, sex crimes, robbery, burglary, and other street crimes. As a private investigator Jay has worked both National and International cases. 


Jay's work as an investigator has led to frequent appearances on Dateline, 48 Hours, MSNBC, Fox News, Oprah, Dr. Phil and Court TV (now truTV). In 2008, he co-founded the Fortress Innocence Group, the nation’s first private investigations firm devoted to overturning wrongful convictions.

Jay has worked on high-profile cases such as:

  • Martin Tankleff,  who at the age of 17 was wrongfully convicted of killing his parents. In 2008, the NYS Appellate Court overturned his conviction after serving 18 years in prison
  • Alleged victim of the Hofstra Rape incident 
  • Anthony Marshall the son of Brooke Astor
  • Nikki Blonsky after her arrest in Turks and Caicos
  • West Memphis Three
  • Assisted in the defense of Alex Benedetto: charged along with three others of murdering Lois Mcmillan in Tortola British Virgin Islands;all four defendants are now home in the U.S.




 Contact Jay Salpeter and Associates today for a free consultation to discuss your matter. All conversations are kept strictly confidential.








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