PhillyConfidential Archive: January, 2013

Cops: Slain pediatrician was strangled

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The pediatrician who was found dead, bound and burning, in her Center City home Monday afternoon had been strangled, police said this morning... Read more

Passerby finds dead, partially clothed woman in vacant lot in Harrowgate

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A passerby in Harrowgate made a gruesome discovery early Monday night, police said: the body of a partially clothed woman dead in a debris-strewn... Read more

Cops: "Lucky" good Samaritan shot in head during robbery expected to survive

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A “lucky” store customer who intervened in a gunpoint robbery in South Philadelphia Monday evening was shot twice by the robber... Read more

Police: Woman's body found set ablaze in Southwest Center City basement

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The body of a woman was found set on fire in the basement of a house in Southwest Center City Monday afternoon, police said. Initial reports... Read more

Signed Michael Jackson shoes recovered after theft from Center City hotel

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This "Thriller" was as easy as 1, 2, 3, oh simple as do re mi to solve. A pair of autographed Michael Jackson shoes that were reported stolen... Read more

Signed Michael Jackson shoes stolen from auction

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Someone's been "Bad." Police are looking for the person who moonwalked off with a pair of signed Michael Jackson shoes - and the certificate... Read more

Cops: Man flew from Philly to Denver for underage sex

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Now this is a Rocky Mountain low. A Trenton man flew from the Philadelphia International Airport to Denver, Colo., on Friday to meet what... Read more

Police i.d. victim, trucker in deadly hit-and-run on 95

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When you drive a tractor trailer, you can run, but it's awfully hard to hide. One area trucker tried to do just that though, after hitting... Read more