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  1. #1
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    Jun 2007

    PA - Don Ly, 68, South Philadelphia, 18 April 2013

    Don Ly of South Philadelphia was stabbed seven times over a week ago outside his home and police say they have few leads. Robbery was not the motive.

    Mr. Ly who immigrated from Vietnam and has lived in South Philly for decades was well loved and respected by his neighbors, family and the customers he served from his truck outside University Of Pennsylvania.


    Poor man worked his tail off and raises a nice family and this happens to him?

  2. #2
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    Apr 2013


    Someone stabbed Ly in the abdomen, throat, chest and arms as he prepared his food stand and van that were parked along the 400 block of Vollmer Street in South Philadelphia. Ly was well-known in the community where he ran his fruit stand at 34th and Chestnut Streets in University City...

    Police never revealed a motive in the crime but since nothing was taken it appears the killer possibly targeted Ly.

    Two years later no suspect has turned up in the case despite a $25,000 reward and surveillance video that police say shows Ly's killer. The video shows the suspect casually walking away after the murder. Police said one clue that could help lead them to the suspect is that he was wearing "Chuck Taylor" sneakers on the morning of the murder.
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  3. #3
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    Apr 2013

    April 18 marks the third anniversary of the murder. For his surviving family members, every day is still a struggle...

    Don's widow, Saruong Thach, has taken over operating his fruit cart in University City. but it's just to help her cope with the grief, her children said...

    In a city with hundreds of murders a year and a huge backlog of unsolved cases, the Lys are looking at tough odds. In 2015, the homicide unit reported a 52 percent rate of closing cases.