Wednesday, October 25, 2006 75 Years Dead


An elderly man was found stabbed to death in his Northeast Philadelphia apartment early this morning, police said.

The man, who had not been identified, was believed to be about 75 years old and was pronounced dead shortly before 10 a.m. in his apartment in the 2100 block of Strahle Street, in the Rhawnhurst section of the city, near Pennypack Park, police said. He was discovered by his nurse.

Authorities did not discuss a motive or whether there were any suspects, saying only that the case was actively under investigation.

The victim is among 329 people killed in the city this year, an 8 percent increase over the same period last year, when 306 people were killed during the same time period.


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