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Loved Ones Demand Justice for Slain Philadelphia Mother 9 Months After Her Murder

Loved ones marched in the streets Saturday to honor and demand justice for a Philadelphia mother who was murdered nearly a year ago in front of her young daughter.

Operation Save Our City held a rally in Port Richmond for Stephanie Dzikowski. Dzikowski, 22, was found dead back on July 30, 2015 inside her home on Aramingo Avenue. Investigators say a suspect went inside her home and shot her execution-style while her 2-year-old daughter was nearby.  Police say Dzikowski’s fiancé later discovered her body in their bedroom.

Neighbors told NBC10 they heard one gunshot from inside the home the night of Dzikowski’s murder. One neighbor tried to chase the suspect who was able to get away. Surveillance video captured the unidentified man running on Aramingo Avenue moments after the shooting.

While police continue to investigate, no arrests have been made nine months later.

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During Saturday’s rally, loved ones called for an arrest in Dzikowski’s murder as well as other unsolved deaths in the city while marching down the same route that her killer took as he fled. Dzikowski’s father, Stephen Dzikowski, also attended the rally.

“I’m without a daughter and my granddaughter is without a mother,” he said. “It hurts me every day and rips my heart out not to see my daughter, knowing that she has a lovely daughter.”

Police believe Dzikowski was targeted though her family and friends told NBC10 she didn’t have any enemies that they knew of.

If you have any information on her murder, please call the Philadelphia police homicide unit at 215-686-3334, the police tip line at 215-686-8477 or text a tip to PPDTIP (773847).


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