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July 16, 2012 | By Jessica Parks, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Police removed a body from a Center City apartment Monday afternoon. The corpse, a man believed to be about 25 years old, was discovered about 9:05 a.m. after residents began complaining of a horrible stench in a rowhouse on the 200 block of South 13th Street. After the building supervisor opened the apartment, police found the body on a chair, according to a police statement. Based on the smell, Det. George Fetters estimated the man had died a week ago.  A medical examiner pronounced him dead at the scene at 9:35 a.m., police said.
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July 23, 2003 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr.INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia police homicide detectives and crime-scene investigators yesterday scoured the spot in Fairmount Park where the body of 30-year-old murder victim Rebecca Park was found last week. They entered the densely wooded area off the 3500 block of Conshohocken Avenue with digging equipment, rakes, and a metal detector. Emerging from the park several hours later, a sweat-marked police commander said the search was routine. "We revisited the crime scene in the event that we missed any evidence," said the official, Lt. Joseph I. Maum of the Homicide Unit.
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December 2, 1994 | By George Anastasia, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Carol Singer was hogtied, a white cord wrapped around her ankles and wrists, her legs bent at the knees, her arms pulled tight behind her back. She lay on the floor at the foot of the bed, one cheek pressed against the rug, her eyes closed tight, her face without expression. That was how Cherry Hill police officer Gregory O'Shaughnessy found her on Jan. 29, 1974. And that was how, through a series of photos, she was presented to a Camden County jury yesterday. The dramatic presentation of the crime-scene photos by Deputy Attorney General Wayne Forrest dominated the third day of the murder trial of Irving Singer, 68, who is charged in the brutal stabbing death of his former wife.
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August 7, 2005 | By Tom McGurk INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
There was a homicide in Gloucester County recently, but a new, energetic 20-student task force was on the case. The crime was a role-playing scenario, but the situation gave summer interns in the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office an interesting and uncommon look into the vast world of law enforcement and the criminal justice system. The focus of the four-week program, which ended Friday, ranged from gaining clues and photographs at a crime scene to a criminal trial. Tours of county and federal jails and a mock grand-jury presentation were included.
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February 10, 1995 | By Robin Clark, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With a series of gruesome photographs and testimony from the first police officer on the murder scene, prosecutors in the O.J. Simpson case yesterday gave jurors a vivid look at the cramped courtyard where Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman were slashed to death June 12. As jurors sat forward, scribbling in their notebooks, Officer Robert Riske described shining his flashlight up the dimly lit path to 875 South Bundy Drive and seeing...
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September 20, 2000 | DAVID CRUZ/ FOR THE DAILY NEWS
POLICE SAY two women driving this car near 2500 Waterloo Street were sexually assaulted early yesterday. The two, 20 and 18, had dropped off the older woman's boyfriend in the area about 3:20 a.m., when a man or men approached the car and attacked them. Both women were taken to a hospital and treated and released, according to police.
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December 6, 1998 | By David Delman, FOR THE INQUIRER
At 33, Deborah Knott is among the youngest district court judges in North Carolina, and only the fourth woman ever to hold elective office in Colleton County. So as Home Fires Burning (Mysterious Press, $22) gets under way, she's a New Woman in the New South. But, as Deborah has always known, the New South still has problems - a point driven home when, within days, three black churches are destroyed through arson. To Deborah, the most dismaying aspect of this is the possible involvement of young AK Knott, one of her beloved nephews.
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August 4, 1998 | By William Lamb, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
At 5:55 a.m. Saturday, a 43-year-old Hatboro woman told police here that she had been beaten and raped in her apartment. Hatboro police, who on Saturday charged a 34-year-old Warminster man with the rape, cautioned that such crimes are rare in this section of northeastern Montgomery County. "It's not something that happens every day," said Hatboro Police Chief Frank Campbell. Charles Holder, 34, of the 100 block of East Street Road, was arrested at 6:38 a.m. Saturday after a K-9 dog from the Upper Moreland Police Department traced him from the woman's apartment on South New Street to a porch about three blocks away where he was sleeping, Campbell said.
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February 28, 1986 | By DAVE RACHER, Daily News Staff Writer
The old adage that a criminal always returns to the scene of the crime proved to be the undoing of a 41-year-old paroled killer who was convicted by a jury yesterday of a Nov. 3, 1984, rape. Harry Taylor, of 19th Street near Fairmount Avenue, was arrested five weeks after the rape of a 26-year-old mother of two in her Northern Liberties home when the victim spotted him walking behind her home. Assistant District Attorney Joseph McGettigan said Taylor's "foolish mistake" of returning to the scene of the rape did him in. Taylor was released from prison in 1980 after serving eight years of an 8- to-20-year term for a 1972 stabbing murder of a Philadelphia woman, according to police.
NEWS
October 19, 2012
I READ THE Daily News every day and usually read it cover to cover. While your Crime Scene page always is chock-full of harsh, criminal activity, description of the suspects involved leaves much to the imagination. An example from today's report (Oct. 17): Despite video from inside and out of Big Fella's Bar, the suspect was described as "tall, wearing a gray-striped suit and matching brimmed hat. " How about a description of whether he was white, black, Asian, Hispanic? This type of inadequate reporting is almost a daily occurrence.
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November 21, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
THEODORE HUDSON's co-worker was just trying to be a nice guy, checking on the West Philly resident's well-being. He never imagined he'd walk into a crime scene, or find Hudson's body splayed facedown on the floor. "It's just terrible," said the co-worker, who spoke with the Daily News on the condition of anonymity last night. "We can't believe this happened. " Hudson, 60, was found dead inside his apartment on Chester Avenue near 42nd Street just before 10 a.m. Monday.
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October 30, 2014 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Construction of a built-in pool in a charming section of Riverton came to a "screaming" stop when a worker discovered a human skull Monday afternoon. Tuesday, the normally quiet riverfront neighborhood with turn-of-the century mansions was transformed into a crime scene with police, detectives, and an anthropologist studying what appeared to be particularly old remains. How old? Joel Bewley, spokesman for the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office, could only say "very" old until experts do a thorough analysis to determine the age, gender, identity, and cause of death, and how the skeletal remains got to the spot about six feet deep in the 600 block of Bank Avenue.
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October 12, 2014 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Montgomery County Court jury on Friday heard emotional testimony from relatives of a King of Prussia grandmother and infant who were murdered in 2012. But the 28-year-old man convicted in the killings had earlier asked the judge to skip the proceedings. "I don't want this hearing," Ranghunandan Yandamuri quietly told Judge Steven T. O'Neill on Friday morning, before the witnesses took the stand. "I would rather take the death penalty. " Yandamuri, 28, a former information technology worker who immigrated from India on a work visa, did not explain his reasoning, and ultimately it was moot.
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October 12, 2014 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Montgomery County jury on Friday heard emotional testimony from relatives of a King of Prussia grandmother and infant who were murdered in 2012. But the 28-year-old man convicted in the killings initially asked the judge to skip the proceedings altogether. "I don't want this hearing," Ranghunandan Yandamuri quietly told Judge Steven T. O'Neill Friday morning, before the witnesses took the stand. "I would rather take the death penalty. " Yandamuri, 28, a former information technology worker who immigrated from India on a work visa, did not explain his reasoning, and ultimately it was moot.
NEWS
October 8, 2014 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
The King of Prussia man on trial in the 2012 murders of a baby and grandmother told a Montgomery County jury Monday that he confessed to the killings because the police had threatened him and his wife. Raghunandan Yandamuri, 28, a former information technology worker on trial in Norristown, told jurors he was home having lunch with his wife at the time the slayings took place elsewhere in his apartment complex. But his wife told police he wasn't there, he said, because she was afraid to place him so close to the crime scene.
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October 4, 2014 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Four jurors in the trial of a King of Prussia man charged with killing a baby and her grandmother began crying after seeing a photograph of the 10-month-old girl's body Thursday, prompting a Montgomery County judge to block prosecutors from showing the rest of the images. The picture showed the infant's foot, leg, and the hem of her white dress on a floor, protruding from beneath a bench in an empty, trash-strewn sauna where her lifeless body was found by police in October 2012. Prosecutors allege that Raghunandan Yandamuri, 28, left the baby there several days after kidnapping her from her parents' apartment in a scheme to collect ransom money.
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October 1, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia police have arrested two people in connection with a Nicetown slaying and are searching for a third, who they say is also a person of interest in the killing of a 25-year-old pregnant woman in Ogontz. About 4 p.m. last Tuesday, police said, officers were called to what they described as a crime scene in a Popeye's Chicken parking lot on the 4200 block of North Broad Street. Police connected that scene to a gunshot victim who had been dropped off at Temple University Hospital; the person who dropped the victim off had not stayed at the hospital, police said.
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September 30, 2014 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
THE DEATHS of Cooper University Health System president and CEO John P. Sheridan Jr. and his wife, Joyce, in a fire at their central New Jersey home yesterday morning are being investigated by an Arson Task Force, authorities said last night. Police and firefighters in Montgomery Township were called to the couple's house on Meadow Run Drive, in Skillman - about seven miles north of Princeton - at 6:13 a.m., according to a news release from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office.
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August 9, 2014 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Montgomery County District Attorney's Office dropped plans Thursday to pursue the death penalty in the trial of an Upper Merion man accused of killing his parents and twin brother in 2011. Prosecutors withdrew the death-penalty notice after Joseph McAndrew Jr. waived a jury trial and agreed to have his case heard by a judge. McAndrew, 27, contends that he was insane when he used a sword to stab his father, landscaping business owner Joseph McAndrew Sr.; his mother, Susan; and brother James in their Holstein Road home in March 2011.
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August 8, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
The woman found dead in residential and historically safe Pennypack Park early Tuesday was strangled, a crime that had homicide detectives on Wednesday seeking the public's help. Constance McClain-Murray, 46, went out jogging about 9 p.m. Monday and never returned, Homicide Capt. James Clark said at an afternoon news conference. Clark said detectives had not yet determined a motive in the killing, and he did not say how McClain had been strangled. He said there was no sign that she had been sexually assaulted.
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