December 22, 2008 |
Philadelphia police continued their search yesterday for clues in the sexual assault of two women Friday in their apartment in the 4400 block of Spruce Street. Police at the University of Pennsylvania, where the victims were students, also stepped up patrols over the weekend in response to the attacks. A Philadelphia police spokesperson said the department did not know how the attacker entered the apartment building. Once inside, he approached one of the women in the hallway about 3 p.m. and used a knife to force her back into her apartment.
October 7, 1992 |
In the seven days since the body of go-go dancer Toshiko Ciaccio was found wrapped in a blue tarp in a quiet Bensalem neighborhood, police have uncovered few clues and fewer answers in what has become a baffling, frustrating case. "There's no crime scene and no suspects," said Bensalem Police Capt. Jack Robinson. "We need a break in the case, but we haven't gotten diddly. " Virtually all leads have turned up nothing. A waitress said she served Ciaccio and a man in the Golden Eagle II Diner in Bristol hours before Ciaccio was killed Sept.
July 16, 2006 |
Allen Iverson showed up for his annual celebrity softball game wearing his customary No. 3, although the number was on the throwback Atlanta Braves jersey of Dale Murphy. Atlanta? Was there anything to be read into Iverson's choice of uniform? "I don't know," Iverson said last night, before joining rapper Nelly and a celebrity roster to play before a capacity crowd at Prince George's Stadium. "God works in mysterious ways so whatever happens, happens. " The Atlanta Hawks are among the list of teams rumored to be interested in Iverson if the 76ers elect to trade him, as are the Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets and others.
November 6, 1988 |
It has been more than a month since 5-year-old Lauren Jackson disappeared from the Park Springs Apartments in East Vincent Township. It has been a month of sleepless nights for the child's distraught mother. Sitting amid her daughter's toys in the living room of a sparsely furnished apartment Wednesday afternoon, Christine O'Donnell pointed to a little scooter parked against the wall. "I gave (Lauren) that for her birthday on Sept. 26," said O'Donnell, 35, her voice cracking, "but she didn't even learn to ride it right yet. " An intensive search began about an hour after Lauren's disappearance the evening of Oct. 4, with helicopters, bloodhounds, trackers and divers, but to date, authorities say they have turned up no significant clues to the child's whereabouts.
January 12, 1999 |
A doughnut bag left in an abandoned getaway car may offer police clues as to the identity of two robbers - one armed with a machine gun - who held up two employees in the Hidden Valley apartment complex' rental office yesterday, police said. A manager and secretary were in the office in the 700 block of Cherry Tree Road about 3:30 p.m. when the robbers entered and demanded money. No one was injured, police said, and the robbers escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash. The pair ditched their getaway car in another part of the complex, leaving behind a bakery bag and a McDonald's cheeseburger wrapper, said Police Chief William T. Robinson.
July 3, 1995 |
Autopsies of two Bethlehem teenagers whose bodies were found on the Lehigh University campus indicate that the girls were homicide victims, police said yesterday. Jennifer Grider, 17, and Mary Orlando, 15, were shot to death Thursday night at Lookout Point, a popular campus overlook in a remote and heavily wooded area. The two friends had left home about 9 p.m. in a red Camaro borrowed from Grider's mother. They stopped for takeout food, then drove to Lookout Point. One girl was found slumped inside the car; the other, a short distance away near a stone wall.
July 15, 1989 |
The official cause of death is still unknown in the case of a Philadelphia restaurateur whose body was found in his sailboat 110 miles off the Virgina coast Thursday. But present clues indicate that Richard J. Cellini, of Sea Isle City, N.J., died as the result of a boating accident. Edward Cellini, the victim's brother, said the information he has received from officials indicate his brother's head was wedged in the mainsheet, a line that controls the mainsail. Cellini, 44, said his brother was found wearing a life vest and that he probably was knocked unconscious because "he could have gotten out of (the mainsheet)
March 3, 1986 |
Police from three Camden County communities, led by County Prosecutor Samuel Asbell, stopped and questioned nearly 1,000 motorists on the White Horse Pike yesterday morning near the Magnolia Sunoco station where an attendant was shot to death a week earlier. The police were hoping someone would be able to provide clues in the slaying of Mohammed Kabiruddin, 29, an Indian immigrant who lived in Maple Shade, said George Kerns, a spokesman for the prosecutor's office. "We were trying to find anyone who had seen anything at all. " Kerns said investigators decided on yesterday's sweep because they have not been able to find a motive for the slaying.
February 13, 2009 |
Police stopped hundreds of motorists near the scene. A $10,000 reward emerged. Dozens of officers, detectives and cadets combed nearby woods, searched case files and other records, and interviewed colleagues and loved ones yesterday for clues in the baffling shooting death of Bucks County lawyer Eric Birnbaum. By day's end, officials had no new public insights into the slaying of the 51-year-old lawyer Wednesday morning outside his office. "We have put all resources into solving this murder," said David Zellis, Bucks County first assistant district attorney.