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2 Years Later: Search for Young Architect's Killer

Two years after she was gunned down in front of her mother during a robbery in Northern Liberties, Amber Long's murderer remains at large.

The 26-year-old architect and Philadelphia University alum and her mother, Stephanie, were walking to their car along Front Street on the evening of Jan. 19, 2014 when two men attacked them.

Detectives said Amber Long did not resist one of the robbers as he pulled at her purse, but he turned and shot her point blank in abdomen.

"I don't forgive him. I can't. I can't," Stephanie Long said in the days after the killing speaking of the man who shot her daughter over a $14 handbag. "She just isn't there anymore and will never be again."

The men never got the purse and ran off as Amber's life faded into the cold night.

Surveillance cameras caught the crime on video and investigators questioned two men in the case, but they were later cleared. Since then, leads have remained scarce.

A $37,000 reward remains for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

Philadelphia University has also raised tens of thousands of dollars for a scholarship fund in her honor.

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

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