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CrimePhilly police aim to close cases of unsolved murders with new interactive website

20:30  23 august  2019
20:30  23 august  2019 Source:   kywnewsradio.radio.com

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Philadelphia Police have launched a website to help gather tips about unsolved murder cases . “While solving these cases will not bring back those whose lives were taken, it may offer victims’ families Its home page says of the new site : “Dedicated to serving families of unsolved homicides.”

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Philadelphia Police Department has launched a new website dedicated to unsolved murder cases in the city.

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The interactive site, at phillyunsolvedmurders.com, shows all unsolved cases from 2018 and 2019. But it's not just a summary of the facts. It also includes a "reflection" from the family about who the victim was, like Kimberley Robinson, whose son, Jonchristopher Savage, was killed in January.

"He touched many peoples' lives by just going to school and praying for people," she said. "In school, he was known as the 'preacher boy.' "

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Ubiñas: Unsolved murders in Philly haunt mothers waiting for justice. While Ross has said he does not believe the directives have made solving cases too difficult, he has had trouble offering another theory behind the rate's The effects of unsolved murders are felt by dozens of families each year.

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Next to his mother's words on the website is a picture of Savage wearing sunglasses and a hat. The 34-year-old was found shot dead in his car in Hunting Park.

"They not only took away my baby's life," Robinson added, "they killed mine."

The police department hopes people visit the site and submit anonymous tips regarding the cases.

"I need his killer caught," Robinson continued. "I forgive his killer. If you are out there and hear me, I forgive you. But I need you to come to justice and pay for what you did."

Deputy Police Commissioner Dennis Wilson started the project after reading about another department's similar website earlier this year. He explained that when you submit an anonymous tip, you receive a number.

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“If these cases go unsolved , it has the potential to send the message to our community that we don’t care (Moe Zoyari for The Washington Post) Harrison runs a nonprofit group that aims to prevent Schmaderer, the police chief, said that in most of their unsolved murders , police believe they know

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"That's really important because there's a standing $20,000 reward on every homicide," he said.

And that number is how you could collect the money, if the case is solved because of your tip.

"We want to pay that $20,000 reward money and solve some of these cases," he added.

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For more on unsolved murders in Philadelphia, subscribe to the KYW Newsradio original podcast Gone Cold: Philadelphia Unsolved Murders, by Kristen Johanson and Tom Rickert. The latest episode takes a closer look at the only unsolved murder of a Philadelphia police officer. Listen below.

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