Cold Case

Gone Cold
July 11, 2019 - 2:41 pm
We want you to join us for a special episode of KYW Newsradio's true crime podcast, Gone Cold , that will be recorded live in front of an audience as part of the Philadelphia Podcast Festival . Hosts Kristen Johanson & Tom Rickert will deliver an insightful show that will pique the interest of...
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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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Kristen Johanson
March 02, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Police have arrested the former boyfriend of a Philadelphia woman, found dead in Montgomery County 30 years ago. It was November 1, 1988 state police found the body of 31-year-old Debra Wiggins, who had been missing for two months, along the side of Route 309 in...
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Forensic experts unearth a body buried in a Philadelphia potter's field.
Kristen Johanson/KYW Newsradio
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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Photo provided by: Ly Family
Kristen Johanson
April 17, 2018 - 10:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- This month marks five years since a Vietnamese immigrant was murdered in South Philadelphia, after fleeing from persecution and making a harrowing escape with his family, to the United States. It was around 5 a.m. on April 18, 2013, Don Ly was loading his fruit truck...
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