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Funeral Set for Teen Found Shot to Death in Northeast Philly



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    A funeral service has been scheduled for the 19-year-old George Washington High School graduate who was brutally murdered in Northeast Philadelphia last week.

    Daquan Crump's body was discovered last Monday by a construction worker at a demolition site; formerly the site of Black Red White Furniture on the 10000 block of Northeast Avenue in the Somerton section of Northeast Philadelphia. Police say Crump was shot 10 to 12 times in the face and head.

    Services for the teen will take place on Thursday, Aug. 29 at 11 a.m.; the viewing will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. All services will be held at Bethel Deliverance International Church in Wyncote, Pa.

    Detectives assigned to the case say they're still investigating the incident, but haven't announced any major leads to finding the young teen's murderer.

    Crump's step-father Kareem Kaba said he hopes someone will come forward with information.

    "We know for sure that they're working on it, but we just haven't gotten any word on any developments. I know they have had a few people in for questioning, but other than that they haven't given us any other information," Kaba said.

    "We just hope that if anybody has any information or if anybody knows anything else, they will contact police and let them know."

    According to police, Crump was seen at a nearby Wendy's two nights before his body was found. Family members say he'd begun working at the restaurant two weeks ago. His uniform was found near his body in his backpack.

    Crump also lived in the Somerton neighborhood and reportedly never had any trouble with the law.

    Over the weekend, friends of Crump took to his Facebook page, which they've turned into a makeshift memorial, to share condolences. On Saturday, some of his friends gathered at the construction site for a vigil.

    Kaba says the family is still very distressed by the loss.

    "It's tough; it’s not easy to get through. His mom and his brothers and sisters are going through a really tough time. It's gonna be like that for a while, it’s not just gonna fade away any time soon," he said. "All we can do is just pray and make sure we are there for them. Other than that, until at least we can get some word from the authorities, we really don't know which direction to go in."