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Reward Jumps to $37K in Young Architect's Murder



    Reward Jumps to $37K in Young Architect's Murder
    January 19, 2014: According to Philadelphia police, Amber Long (R) and her mother, pictured here with her, were walking from the train to their car when two men jumped out of a car and tried to take their purses.

    The reward for information leading to an arrest in the murder of a young architect last Sunday has jumped to $37,000.

    The Citizens Crime Commission on Friday chipped in an additional $7,000 to the reward being offered for the arrest and conviction of the men responsible for killing Amber Long.

    Long, a 26-year-old architect, was walking with her mother Stephanie along the 900 block of Front Street in the Northern Liberties section of the city around 10:35 p.m. on Sunday when they had their purses snatched by two men.

    The man who grabbed Amber's purse then pulled out a handgun and shot her, point-blank, in the chest. She was rushed to Hahnemann University Hospital where she died.

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    The woman and her mom had just gotten off the Market-Frankford El and were walking towards their car, which was parked on the street when the shooting occurred.

    Nearly a week after the murder, no one has been arrested and the investigation is on-going. Earlier this week, homicide detectives released surveillance video from the scene to show Amber didn't put up a struggle when the purse was grabbed.

    The city was has been offering $20,000 and the Fraternal Order of Police $10,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the two men responsible for the robbery and murder. The crime commission's cash brings the total up to $37,000.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Philadelphia Police's tipline at 215.686.TIPS.