New Video Offers Lead in Murder of Fruit Stand Owner

Tonight, the children of Don Ly talked to NBC10 about sleepness nights and the hunt for the man who killed their father

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    Who killed Don Ly? That's the question family and friends are still asking tonight, three months after the popular fruit vendor was stabbed in front of his South Philadelphia home. And as NBC10's Nefertiti Jaquez reports, the family is hoping a $25,000 reward will help them find answers. (Published Sunday, Jul 28, 2013)

    New video offers a fresh lead in the April murder of a popular food vendor in University City.

    Don Ly, who ran a fresh fruit stand at 34th and Chestnut Streets, was killed near his South Philadelphia home on April 18.

    Investigators say he was packing up his van along the 400 block of Vollmer Street when he was stabbed in the abdomen, throat, chest and arms.

    New video shows the suspect casually walking away after the murder. Police say one clue that could help lead them to the suspect is that he was wearing "Chuck Taylor" sneakers on the morning of the murder.

    "It's hard without him around," said Hoanh Ly, victim's son. Family members say their sweet-mannered father had no known enemies. More than three months since the murder, the motive remains unclear.

    Investigators don't believe robbery was the motive, because Lee's wallet with $200 inside was still in his pocket after he was killed.

    "Everyday we cry, we need justice for him," said Nary Ly, victim's daughter.

    Police are also hoping a $25,000 reward will help lead them to the killer.

     


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