Memorial Held for Slain Cab Co. Manager

A memorial service was held on Saturday for John "Tony" Dillard, a cab company manager who was found murdered last month.

By Teresa Masterson, Kelly Bayliss and David Chang
|  Saturday, Jul 2, 2011  |  Updated 9:47 PM EDT
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Family of Slain Cab Co Manager Cry for Help

They just want to find the person that murdered "Tony" Dillard two months before he was to marry.

Cab Driver Found Dead in Cab

It was his day off and he was getting fitted for his wedding tux, according to co-workers.
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Family and friends gathered in Germantown on Saturday to remember the life of a cab company manager who was found murdered last month.

A memorial service was held for 57-year-old John "Tony" Dillard at the Commodore Barry Club.

Police say that Dillard's body was found wrapped in trash bags in a parked taxi back on Thursday, June 23.

Authorities say Dillard was strangled and stabbed and left in a cab in the area of Concord Avenue and Lamokin Street in Chester. A police officer approached the taxi at about 10:21 p.m. to find the man’s body inside, wrapped in trash bags.

Co-workers say he borrowed the cab to run errands for his upcoming wedding while his car was being repaired.

Dillard and his fiancee Shawna Jordon met at the Germantown Cab Company where the victim worked as a manager.

The couple was supposed to wed on August 20.

"I was looking forward to having a good son-in-law and he would have made a good one because he made my daughter smile," Shawna's father Herbert Corsey told NBC Philadelphia.

"I just hope someone comes and tells us who did it because he was a good person," said Shawna.

Thus far, police haven't made any arrests and have not released a motive for Dillard's murder.

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