Cold Case

Damon Smoot
Jim Melwert/KYW Newsradio
Jim Melwert
January 21, 2020 - 10:48 am
Damon Smoot has confessed to killing Adam Brundage, who was last seen in 2004, according to a criminal compaint. Prosecutors say they have a deal worked out with Smoot, who will plead guilty to third-degree murder and be sentenced to 20 to 40 years in prison. Read more here.
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Jeanette and Jennifer Tong
Courtesy of Jeanette Tong
Tom Rickert
December 16, 2019 - 5:00 am
Early in the morning on June 26, 1993, Jennifer Tong disappeared from her Marple Township home. She was found dead in her car, hours later and miles away, in Radnor. Radnor police and Tong’s children are still searching for answers — and her killer. Listen to their story in the KYW Newsradio's true...
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DA Larry Krasner and Pa. State Police at a press conference.
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Kristen Johanson
September 03, 2019 - 4:56 pm
It’s been 28 years since a young Philadelphia mother was found dead in the woods near Chadds Ford. Now, the man police say killed her has been arrested for her murder.
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Exactly 45 years ago, a 14-year-old girl went missing in South Jersey. Now, authorities have released new, disturbing evidence in this cold case.
FBI
Andrew Kramer
June 24, 2019 - 9:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Exactly 45 years ago, a 14-year-old girl went missing in South Jersey. Now, authorities have released new, disturbing evidence in this cold case. "This case has been past down through generations of law enforcement," said Burlington City's police chief John Fine. What...
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Forensic experts unearth a body buried in a Philadelphia potter's field.
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Kristen Johanson
August 08, 2018 - 8:17 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Alongside Dunks Ferry Road in Northeast Philadelphia, a field overgrown with grass and wild flowers covers concrete squares etched with the numbers 250, 507, 522, 530, 550, 608 and 795. These are seven of the more than 800 graves of unknown or unclaimed people buried...
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Left: Emmett Louis Till. Right: Carolyn Byant
AP Photo/File; AP Photo/Gene Herrick, File
July 12, 2018 - 10:40 am
By Jay Reeves, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The federal government has reopened its investigation into the slaying of Emmett Till, the black teenager whose brutal killing in Mississippi shocked the world and helped inspire the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago. The Justice...
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Dreamstime
Kim Glovas
June 01, 2018 - 12:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police are offering a $20,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest in a cold-case murder from January 2017. It happened on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 in the 2200 block of Cecil B. Moore Avenue in North Philadelphia. A 19-year-old man was shot once in...
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