- Apr 2, 2016
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My uncle lived in the building back in 20o4. I grew up in the area. I thought the apt complex was in Secane and was in Ridley Township
Delaware County, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia
That has some maps of Delaware County. I'm not sure if that helps.
$5,000 reward in year-old Delaware County murder case
Here is a link to the apartment complex
I grew up in the area and I can't describe it lol.
not Darby. It doesn’t matter really. The Darby Police could be in charge of the area but it also seems like something that should have been investigated with every resource in the county and surrounding counties. I remember being shocked how little people seemed to care. If I lived in the building I would have been scared. Even at the time I remember thinking was it a serial killer because they were vague with details but what was released sounded brutal.
If she didn’t give out her key it doesn’t mean someone couldn’t get it. The office or maintenance would have a copy. Someone could have taken her keys and made one. She also might have opened the door in a rush for a friend or ex, or someone she thought was maintenance. When it’s daylight people sometimes open a door to check the temperature. I wonder what it what it was. You might not be as cautious locking a door if you are about to leave. I think my uncle thought the walls were thin. He also had moved in because he was separated from his wife and was back in an apt for the first time in awhile. Being able to hear other people can give you a false sense of security. You feel like someone is always close enough but you also get used to hearing other people moving around, talking loudly or a tv being on. Most people don’t want to be the neighbor that complains about every noise. It also sounds like she might not have had the chance to struggle. So tragic smh.
The killer possibly showing up when people were getting up, going off to work or school is kind of like hiding in plain sight. It wouldn’t be weird for people to be coming and going.
There is racism in that area. A pregnant woman went missing around the same time as lacy Peterson in Philadelphia. She wasn’t white or married. LaToyia Figueroa didn’t get national attention. Her dad was leading searches all over Philly. There is definitely a disparity between the attention given to POC that go missing or are murdered and white people that share the same fate.
Murder of LaToyia Figueroa - Wikipedia
This case just bothers me. Markia seemed to have a great life and someone took that and then people didn’t see appropriately upset in a suburb that possibly had a killer in it. I hope she gets justice.
Sorry for the rant.
I also live in the area and am disturbed by how little local publicity the case has gotten. I do think it’s an example of how LE and especially the media treat similar cases when the victim demographics differ. But as you’ve said I also think jurisdictional questions in this area of Delco tend to minimize coverage of some crimes - it just gets too complicated for the media to suss out where it is. As far as I can tell “Secane” is in 3 different townships - Upper Darby, Ridley , and Springfield. I *think* this crime scene/apartment complex is in Ridley, not UD or Springfield, but I’m not 100% certain. Darby is part of none of these townships, although it’s close by, and doesn’t seem to have any involvement in the crime although the people involved certainly could have been familiar with and frequented Darby. It’s a very confusing tangle of place names vs. official municipalities and local government departments!
*edited to correct typos; my iphone keyboarding skills are highly dubious.