New website by police, loved ones could open unsolved murder cases, get arrests

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Police Department launched a website as a new way of asking for tips and information about unsolved murder cases.

It’s called PhillyUnsolvedMurders.com and it contains photos and short stories about the victims, that were submitted by the victims’ own families.

These people were murdered in Philadelphia, from PhillyUnsolvedMurders.com.

Deputy Commissioner of Special Operations Dennis Wilson led the development of the website.

“We are committed to doing everything we can to help victims and their families get justice, and this website offers an additional safe pathway to get information to detectives,” Deputy Comm. Wilson explained.

The public can go to PhillyUnsolvedMurders.com to learn about murder victims, and submit tips that may help to identify and arrest their killers.

Tips can be submitted anonymously. They can consist of written information, photos, videos, audio recordings or documents.

Files and information can also be called in or emailed to the police tip line, as usual.

Then, the tips are assigned a code that can be used to claim a reward if the tip leads to an arrest and conviction in the case.

“Losing a friend or loved one to murder is devastating, and not knowing who is responsible for taking their life further deepens the profound pain of loss,” said Acting Police Commissioner Christine Coulter. “While solving cases does not bring back those whose lives were taken, it can offer victims’ families and friends some sense of closure.”

Homicide Unit Commander Jason Smith added,

“Our detectives work tirelessly to identify the people responsible for committing murder in our city. The information we receive from Philly Unsolved Murders will support our endeavors.”

Right now, most cases posted on PhillyUnsolvedMurders.com are the most recent, coming from murders committed in 2018 and 2019. Cases from previous years will be backfilled.

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