Strangler Caught on Video in Philadelphia


Police are investigating a fourth death in Philadelphia’s gritty Kensington neighborhood to see if it’s part of a recent string of strangulation deaths and sexual assaults by choking since Halloween.

Victims have been prostitutes and drug abusers. The attacks have taken place in abandoned homes and empty lots.

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Kensington is a neighborhood located between the Near Northeast section of Philadelphia and North Philadelphia.

Generally-accepted boundaries are the triangular area bounded by Erie Avenue to the north, Front Street (and sometimes Fifth Street) to the West and Trenton Avenue to the East. Within these boundaries, sub-neighborhoods include Harrowgate, Lower Kensington, West Kensington and Fishtown.

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The intersection of Kensington Avenue and Somerset Street was listed number one in a 2007 list of the city’s top ten recreational drug corners according to an article by Philadelphia Weekly reporter Steve Volk. is an Amazon Associate website, which means that a small percentage of your purchases gets paid to at no extra cost to you. When you use the search boxes above, any Amazon banner ad, or any product associated with an Amazon banner on this website, you help pay expenses related to maintaining and creating new services and ideas for a resourceful website. See more info at