Two men were arrested this morning for trying to burglarize murder victim Connie Murray's home in Northeast Philadelphia.
Steven Anderson, 32, of Genesee Drive near Nanton in the Far Northeast's Parkwood Manor neighborhood, and Brandon Howard, 27, of Bristol Pike near Tennis Avenue in Bensalem, were charged with attempted burglary and related offenses, said Officer Jillian Russell, a police spokeswoman. A witness saw two men trying to pry open a rear sliding door on Tolbut Street near Ashton Road just before 2 a.m. and contacted police, who nabbed them on the scene, Russell said.
Anderson reportedly has insisted he's the couple's nephew, but police haven't verified that claim.
Murray, a 46-year-old mother of two, went for a jog in Pennypack Park the night of Aug. 4, and a passer-by found her body early the next morning. She had been strangled. Police on Sunday charged her husband Christopher, 48, for her murder, saying he confessed he killed her during a fit of rage.