July 16, 2012 |
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.
July 23, 2003 |
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.
December 2, 1994 |
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.
August 7, 2005 |
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.
February 10, 1995 |
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...
September 20, 2000 |
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.
December 6, 1998 |
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.
August 4, 1998 |
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.
February 28, 1986 |
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.
April 16, 2015 |
IT'S UNCLEAR from court testimony who put the white towel over Lauren Fenningham's head - perhaps it was her killer, or perhaps the person who found her - but it was someone who knew that few could handle seeing what had happened to her young body. Darren Williams, 26, is on trial in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court this week for the murders of Fenningham, 18, and Sean Neal, 23, inside Neal's house on Sebring Road near Shelly in Northeast Philadelphia on Aug. 6, 2013. Williams faces the death penalty if convicted by Judge Steven Geroff, who is presiding over the bench trial.