$30,000 reward offered for arrest of Kensington strangler

The reward offered to help capture the so-called Kensington strangler has grown to more than $30,000 as DNA results confirm that one man was responsible for killing three victims.

 

WHYY reporter Tom MacDonald captured Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey speak out about the search for the so-called Kensington strangler at a press conference on Tuesday.

 

The reward offered to help capture the so-called Kensington strangler has grown to more than $30,000. The money offer comes with a warning against vigilante justice.

“We are serious about getting this psycho off the streets of Philadelphia,” said Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter.  

Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey says neighbors should provide tips and leave the rest to police.

“We will not tolerate anyone taking vigilante action against this individual, we do not need that,” Ramsey said.

The commissioner is urging people to call 911 if they see someone who looks like the sketch police are circulating.

DA Seth Williams says neighbors are trying to help.  “While we’ve been here citizens have come to us giving us information, that’s what we need,” he said.

The city, Fraternal Order of Police, City Councilman Frank DiCicco and others have contributed to the reward.

More coverage:

Radio Times: Prostitutes, drugs & crime in North Philly
More Police, Guardian Angels patrol Kensington for strangler
Police identify body of 3rd woman strangled in Kensington
Former prostitute talks about streets of Kensington

 

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