Killer sought in murder of woman found strangled in East Germantown

Police are looking to the public for help solving the murder of a woman who was found dead in a deserted, wooded area in East Germantown on Memorial Day.

Candace “Candy” Holmes, 27, had been strangled, police said, her body wrapped in bed sheets and left in brush on a desolate stretch of Rufe Street near Bringhurst for about 24 hours before a passerby spotted the body and alerted cops.

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Police are looking for tips in the murder of Candace Holmes, 27, who was found strangled on Memorial Day. (Photo: Philadelphia Police)

Holmes, who lived on 17th Street near 67th Avenue in West Oak Lane, frequented the area of Chelten Avenue and Beechwood Street, on the northern edge of the neighborhood where she was found dead, police said.

Tipsters should contact homicide detectives at 215-686-3334/5, call the police tip line at 215-686-8477, submit a tip online or text a tip to 773847.

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