Could the men who murdered Corey White, a guy who was recently the alleged target of a hit-man-for-hire plot on Facebook, have strong Delaware County ties? At least one top cop thinks so.
My colleagues Mensah Dean, Dave Gambacorta and I told the strange tale of White's death for today's Daily News. White's girlfriend and an accomplice were arrested in June for allegedly plotting his death on her Facebook wall.
They've been in prison since, but someone still out for his blood shot and killed White Monday evening in West Philly. Cops are working two theories regarding White's murder. One is that White's death has to do with the alleged Facebook plot and the other is that it was in retaliation for an unsolved murder outside of an Upper Darby bar in June in which White may have served as at the getaway driver.
On Monday, White's killers used a brown vehicle that was hijacked out of Upper Darby less than a half hour before his shooting and was later found on fire at a Yeadon industrial park.
Upper Darby Police Superitendent Michael Chitwood thinks it's no coincidence that the shooters started and ended in Delco, even though their hit was in West Philly.
"Certainly, the doers have a connection to Delaware County," he told me yesterday.