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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.
LIVING
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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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March 4, 2014 | By Mike Newall and Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writers
The getaway car carrying Amber Long's killers sped from the crime scene up Front Street, careening onto Laurel, past vacant lots and shuttered warehouses in Northern Liberties. Behind them, on a desolate patch of sidewalk, Stephanie Long tried to revive her dying daughter, shot once in the chest during a botched purse snatching. Police were en route, but surveillance video from that January night shows the dark Chevy Impala already long gone - a left on Frankford, another on Girard, still another on 12th, where Stephanie Long's cellphone was found near a dark side street off Girard.
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March 3, 2014 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
THERE WERE some mixups, and maybe a few cops who were just plain ticked off. Either way, the Philadelphia Police Department issued a "clarification" missive to officers earlier this week about the department's new interview and interrogation policy, which went into effect on Jan. 1. The memo noted that "it is entirely reasonable under the Fourth Amendment to temporarily detain all persons found at a crime scene. It is also expected," according to a copy obtained by the Daily News . The three-page note makes it clear that temporarily detaining people at a crime scene wouldn't conflict with a passage in Directive 151, the new interview policy, which states that a complainant or witness can refuse to be taken from a crime scene to a detective division for questioning.
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January 21, 2014 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Donna Walter Muller lived for family, her neighbors and friends said. For her son, Richard, who had just earned his associate's degree and planned to attend Temple. And for her daughter, Heather Muller Kunf, and grandaughter, Kaitlyn, whom she and Heather had taken to Disney World before Christmas. The family all lived together in a rowhouse on Stevens Street in Lawncrest, where smiling graduation and baby photos lined the staircase wall. On Sunday afternoon, the Muller family home became a scene of tragedy when Donnna Muller, 49, and, her son, Richard, 22, were found upstairs shot to death.
NEWS
November 17, 2013 | By Darran Simon, Inquirer Staff Writer
CAMDEN An Audubon Park woman was sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison without parole for stabbing her boyfriend to death during an argument in 2010. Paige Pfefferle, then 19, and Matthew Hus, 21, of Audubon, had argued Sept. 4, 2010, over whether she should live on campus at La Salle University, where she was studying criminal justice and psychology, or at home. She stabbed Hus in the chest in her parents' kitchen with an 81/2-inch knife. She put the bloody knife back into the butcher block, and crime photos showed that the scene and Hus' chest had been mostly cleaned up, Superior Court Judge Samuel D. Natal said in recounting the facts of the case.
NEWS
October 9, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Robert J. "Bo" Terry, 76, a longtime crime reporter for The Inquirer, died Sunday, Oct. 6, of complications from lymphoma at his home in Manasquan, N.J. He had been ill for two years. "He fought and fought and fought. He never gave up," said his wife, the former Donna Donato. A throwback to the reporters of the 1930s and '40s, Mr. Terry was an expert at digging out the facts at a crime scene and phoning them in to a rewrite man in the newsroom for compilation into a detailed story.
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September 13, 2013 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
ANEL CUENAS, the man convicted in March of shooting a Philadelphia police officer in the leg during a 2010 traffic stop that turned into a shootout, was sentenced to 45 to 90 years in state prison yesterday. Officer Kevin Livewell, 33, who lost a piece of his left leg when Cuenas shot him on July 15, 2010, praised how the District Attorney's Office handled the case and how his partner and other officers backed him up at the chaotic Kensington crime scene. The 12-year veteran, who returned to work after a three-month recovery period, attended the sentencing hearing with his partner, Officer Brian Issel, 38. "I'm very happy with the outcome of the trial.
NEWS
August 22, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman and Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writers
Homicide detectives are making "significant progress" in their investigation into the death of Daquan Crump, the 19-year-old found with multiple face and head wounds at a Bustleton construction site early Monday, police said. Capt. James Clark of the Homicide Unit said Tuesday that detectives had traced much of the final hours of Crump's life, from Saturday night, when he left his shift at a Wendy's restaurant on Red Lion Road, to when his body was found in a nearby site on the 10000 block of Northeast Avenue, near Red Lion Road, by a construction worker about 7 a.m. They have established Crump's whereabouts "not right up until the end, but close," Clark said.
NEWS
August 16, 2013 | By Mike Newall, Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, and Theodore Schleifer, Inquirer Staff Writers
Wounded Police Officer Edward Davies is responding to doctors after an emergency surgery Wednesday to remove one of his kidneys, police sources said Thursday. Doctors removed the organ so they could treat a bleeding artery that was nicked by the bullet allegedly fired by Eric Torres in a Feltonville minimart on Tuesday. After removing the kidney --  also damaged in Tuesday's shooting -- they were able to control the bleeding. He has another surgery scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday.
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August 8, 2013 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
LOUIS HARTDEGEN, the Northeast Philadelphia man who claimed in May that a neighbor broke into his home and killed his wife, was ordered to stand trial in the slaying yesterday. Hartdegen, 75, a bespectacled senior who used a wheelchair during the hearing, will be formally arraigned Aug. 27 on murder and related counts. He told police that he and his wife, Judith Hartdegen, 74, had argued over rent money May 6, according to a police statement read during his preliminary hearing yesterday.
NEWS
June 28, 2013 | By Theodore Schleifer and Joseph A. Gambardello, Inquirer Staff Writers
Firefighters found a body Thursday in the trunk of a smoldering car at an entrance to Pennypack Park in Northeast Philadelphia, police said. Due to the condition of the body, officials could not immediately determine the sex, age, race, or cause of death, police said. Police said firefighters were called about 7:15 a.m. to the park entrance on the 2300 block of Woodward Street in the Bustleton section. They found a newer-model white Lexus smoldering. Firefighters found the body when they opened the trunk.
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