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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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April 24, 2011 | By William K. Marimow, Inquirer Staff Writer
By all accounts, the murders in the tiny town of Muncy on Aug. 6, 1976, were among the most horrific in the annals of north-central Pennsylvania crime: a mother, her little girl, and her toddler son shot to death in what appeared to be a home break-in gone tragically bad. For more than seven months, state troopers investigating the case seemed stumped until a 14-year-old girl confided to two friends that a drug dealer named Colin Brown had told...
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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.
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March 14, 2016 | By Mike Newall, Columnist
Cristian Cocuzza was working the counter of his family's Powelton Village pizza shop last Sunday when a college-age customer stormed in holding his phone like it was toxic. Cristian did not need to ask him what was on the screen. He knew exactly what it was. It was the story. The horrible story that so many mistakenly thought had something to do with his family's business. "It no us!" Cristian told the customer, something he feels like he has said a thousand times this past week.
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January 14, 2016 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Staff Writer
YOU WANT TO solve a murder, you have to work the crime scene. But what happens when the crime scene stretches across the whole city? That's one of the obstacles with which Homicide Detective Gregory Santamala has struggled while trying to get to the bottom of the cold-blooded murder of Vito Maglio Sr. Maglio, 69, was reported missing by his family in Northeast Philadelphia on Dec. 14, 2014. What began as a worrisome disappearance of an older man with health problems was revealed to be something far more sinister a few days later, when Maglio's GMC Yukon was found in East Germantown, charred and windowless, with no sign of its owner.
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January 5, 2016 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Staff Writer
A SMALL PATCH of East Birch Street in Kensington was pocked with at least 15 crudely drawn yellow circles Sunday afternoon - proof that whoever killed a 33-year-old man there really wanted him dead. Hours earlier, the circles had contained bullet casings as homicide investigators worked the scene of a brazen execution-style slaying that awakened the neighborhood around 4:15 a.m. Cops say someone opened fire on a man sitting at the wheel of a Mercury Grand Marquis, striking him in the head, face, and neck.
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November 9, 2015 | By Dylan Purcell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Homicide detectives were continuing their investigation Saturday into the shooting deaths of a man and woman discovered inside an SUV on Friday afternoon in East Fairmount Park. Police said that based on interviews with family members, the two - a 25-year-old African American man and a 32-year-old Hispanic woman - evidently had been dating. Maintenance workers removing trash from a gazebo on the grounds of the Lemon Hill Mansion in East Fairmount Park found the grisly scene while checking on a white Toyota Sequoia parked on the grass about 2:40 p.m. Friday.
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November 8, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
The maintenance workers who arrived at Lemon Hill Mansion in East Fairmount Park on Friday afternoon to pick up the trash thought little of the white Toyota Sequoia parked on the lawn when they pulled up. Confused park visitors, they figured, who didn't know they weren't allowed to park on the grass. One of the workers walked over to tell whoever was inside to move the car - and that's when he saw that the SUV's back window had been blown out. Then the workers peered through the shattered glass into the vehicle and saw the bodies of a man and a woman sprawled on the backseat.
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October 15, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR & VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writers farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
AMBER CRANE began Monday morning by playing the Facebook game "Criminal Case," wherein she virtually investigated crime scenes and murders to pass the time. By the end of the night, Crane, 27, was in the middle of a real crime scene when three armed men broke into the Kingsessing home she shared with Tony Harris and shot him to death in front of two of the couple's three young children. Now police are investigating the possibility that a Facebook photo that Harris posted Oct. 5 - of Crane holding several large stacks of cash with a caption that read "I misplaced $60,000.
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September 6, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
CHAOS CUT THROUGH the humidity of Friday night, deadly gunfire that caught one man among a crowd of hundreds on South Street. The incident happened just after 8 p.m., as throngs of people lined up outside the Theatre of the Living Arts, on South near 3rd, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. Lil Durk, a Chicago-based rapper, was set to perform at the venue, when a scuffle broke out among a group of men near the front door. Officers assigned to South Street saw the violence and then heard the subsequent gunshots.
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August 7, 2015 | BY ANNIE PALMER, Daily News Staff Writer palmera@phillynews.com, 215-854-5927
THE PROSECUTOR in Aaron Fitzpatrick's murder trial began her opening statement yesterday by describing the case as unusual. Just nine hours after Fitzpatrick, 22, allegedly shot his girlfriend in the back of her head in her South Philadelphia home, he went to the police and confessed to her murder, Assistant District Attorney Joanne Pescatore told a Common Pleas jury. His girlfriend, Tiffany Gillespie, 24, was five months' pregnant. Her unborn child died shortly after Gillespie was shot.
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July 26, 2015 | By Madeline R. Conway, Inquirer Staff Writer
A man who killed his father in 1982 was charged Friday with the rape and murder of Jasmine Wright, a recent Drexel University graduate who was found dead last week in her West Philadelphia apartment. James Harris, 56, had worked as a maintenance man at Wright's apartment building, Homicide Capt. James Clark said Friday. Harris was fired from his job there a week before Wright's death, but still had keys to the building. Wright, 27, was found dead, apparently strangled and beaten, on July 16 in her third-floor apartment on the 200 block of South 50th Street.
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