Man Found Stabbed to Death With Scissors Inside Apt. - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Man Found Stabbed to Death With Scissors Inside Apt.



    A man from Upper Darby, PA, was stabbed to death in his apartment over the weekend, and left there for days, according to police. NBC10's Nefertiti Jaquez talks to neighbors, and reports on the latest in the search for the man's killer. (Published Wednesday, March 5, 2014)

    Police say they found the body of a man inside an Upper Darby apartment several days after he was stabbed to death with scissors.

    Police say they were called to an apartment complex on the 100 block of Richfield Road Wednesday around 12:30 p.m. When they arrived they discovered the body of 60-year-old Robert Diclement.

    According to officials, Diclement appeared to have been stabbed in the chest with a pair of scissors. They also say it appears he had been dead since Saturday even though police weren’t called until Wednesday.

    Investigators say Diclement allowed homeless people to stay inside his apartment. Police took in two men and a woman for questioning in connection to his death. Officials also say that one of the men admitted to sleeping in the apartment with Diclement’s dead body.

    "I'm scared," said Diclement's neighbor Rita Caffarelli. "I couldn't believe it. I feel bad for the guy. He wasn't a bad guy. I don't know who would kill him. I have no idea who would do this to him."

    An autopsy will be conducted on Diclement to determine the exact cause of death. If you have any information on this incident, please call Upper Darby Police at 610-734-7684 or email