23-Year-Old Arrested in North Philadelphia Triple Murder, Police Say - NBC 10 Philadelphia

23-Year-Old Arrested in North Philadelphia Triple Murder, Police Say

Investigators say it appears that all three victims were beaten to death.

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    (Published Monday, Dec. 3, 2018)

    A man has been arrested in connection to a triple murder in North Philadelphia.

    Tahzay Young, 23, was arrested for murder after three people were found slain inside a North Philadelphia home Saturday while police responded to a burglary in progress. Young was renting a room in the home at the time of the murders, police said.

    Police have identified the victims as 92-year-old Warren Harrison and his girlfriend, 60-year-old Khadijah Abdullah, as well as her brother, 57-year-old Earl Cottle.

    The call came around 7:30 p.m. after a woman walked into the home to find it ransacked. When police arrived, they found three victims dead inside. 

    All of the bodies were wrapped inside blankets or something similar, according to Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross. Investigators say one victim was stabbed while the other two were beaten to death.

    Two of the victims were found dead in the basement and one was discovered on the second floor of the house, located at 19th and Venango streets in the Tioga-Nicetown neighborhood, according to officials. 

    "I would like to find justice for my mom and the people who were murdered," Fatima Daley, the daughter of the female victim and niece of the third victim told NBC10.

    "My mom was loved by everyone who knew her," said Fatima Daley, Abdullah's daughter said. "She was a sweetheart. She helped a lot of people. Always kept a smile on her face."

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