January 12, 2004 |
Police are still searching for clues in the killing of a 74-year-old grandfather who was beaten to death in his Southwest Philadelphia home. Phillip Williams was found by his daughter and grandson on Saturday afternoon. They had gone to check on him after not hearing from him for several days, police said. Autopsy results released yesterday said that the cause of death was blunt-force trauma to the head, said Sgt. Bob Kuhlmeier of the Philadelphia Homicide Division. Information about the weapon was not released.
July 14, 2011
Police found a man's body washed up on a bank of the Delaware River near Pyne Poynt Park in Camden on Wednesday morning, and the case is being investigated as a homicide. The victim, whose identity was not released pending notification of his family, was in his 30s, said a spokesman for the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. An autopsy Wednesday determined that the victim had died from blunt-force trauma to the head. - James Osborne
May 5, 2016 |
A man's body was found in Holmesburg Wednesday morning in what police are calling a "suspicious death. " The man, who has not been identified, was outside of a home on the 8100 block of Crispin Street when he was found about 6:50 a.m., police said. He was unresponsive and wearing only his underwear, police said. The man suffered blunt-force trauma to his body and was pronounced dead by medics at the scene. No arrest has been made in the case. firstname.lastname@example.org 215-854-2592 @julieshawphilly
May 10, 2012 |
Police have released the name of a woman slain in her North Philadelphia home. Lavonne Thrones-Johnson, 52, lived in the 2200 block of Gratz Street. Her sister found the body about 10:50 p.m. Tuesday and called 911. The cause of death seems to be blunt-force trauma, police said. Suspects and a motive had not been determined, as of this morning. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call homicide detectives at 215-686-3334 or -3335, or the Police Department's anonymous tip line: 215-686-8477 (215-686-TIPS)
September 24, 2008
A Turnersville man was found dead in a vacant Camden lot yesterday morning, police said. Bryan G. Silvers, 29, was killed by blunt-force trauma to the head, said Jason Laughlin, a spokesman for the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. Authorities believe he died late Monday. Neighbors found Silvers in a lot on Erie Street, between 4th and 5th Streets, about 7:15 a.m. Laughlin declined to release additional information about the circumstances of Silvers' death or why he was in Camden.
October 30, 2011
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Authorities say a central New Jersey man who they initially thought was savagely beaten to death in a park was actually killed in an all-terrain-vehicle crash. Some of the victim's friends who were with him when he died may face charges because they apparently tried to cover up the accident. Two bicyclists found the body of Luis Resto, 26, of Trenton on Monday in the Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park in Hamilton Township, Mercer County. Authorities said he had suffered blunt-force trauma to the head and face.
April 29, 2016 |
A 24-year-old Bucks County woman charged with beating her 2-year-old daughter to death told police that she "lost it" when she began kicking the toddler. Kayla Moore was arrested Tuesday night in the death of Athena Wolfe, who underwent emergency surgery to relieve swelling on her brain Sunday but died the next day at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The Philadelphia medical examiner ruled the death a homicide caused by blunt-force trauma. Officials said the girl's injuries were so severe, they were more like those of someone involved in a car accident.
April 7, 1998 |
It took several days for family and friends to discover her body. When they did, the young woman lay face down, beaten to death in her off-campus South Jersey apartment. The Glassboro-based campus panicked. Cops were tight-lipped. For the past two months, the Gloucester County prosecutor's office has refused to release details of Rowan University student Lynn Darren's bizarre death, and has refused to say whether the murder was sexual in nature. But yesterday, the medical examiner handling the case finally offered a cause of death and officially ruled Darren's death a homicide.
September 30, 1999 |
The mother of the slain toddler was angry. Lisa Peters clutched a large photo of her 18-month-old son as she sat on the witness stand during a preliminary hearing yesterday. She held the picture in front of her for everyone in the audience to see, and stared menacingly at Keith Smith, 22, the child's father, accused of beating the boy to death. Smith gazed at the floor. Peters told Municipal Judge Felice R. Stack that Smith "appeared cold-blooded, like it was no big deal, like he [their son]