Man Questioned About Execution-Style Killings of 2 Women in NE Philly

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    Philadelphia Police say they have a person of interest in the murders of two women found dead in the Holmesburg Section of the city. Police believe the killer knew the victims. Rosemary Connors is outside Police Headquarters with more. (Published Monday, Aug 25, 2014)

    Philadelphia police are questioning a 25-year-old man about the execution-style murders of two women inside a Northeast Philadelphia home Saturday.

    The victims, Dollie Evans, 67, and Ruby Nell Thomas, 59, were killed inside Thomas' home on the 4700 block of Vista Street in the Holmesburg section of the city just before 6 p.m., according to authorities.

    Thomas' body was found in the living room with a cord around her neck and a gunshot to the head. Evans' body was on the floor in an upstairs bedroom. She was also shot in the head.

    Evans had an open-door policy, according to homicide investigators and was known to let people from the neighborhood stay with her. The person of interest brought in for questioning knows both victims, according to the head of Philadelphia's Homicide Division, Captain James Clark.

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    Investigators did not recover a weapon.

    Some neighbors questioned whether revenge is at play. Evans' grandson was shot in front of the home last month. Capt. Clark said however that investigators do not believe the two crimes are connected.