Vigils Held for Victims of Brutal Upper Darby Attack

Attacker still on the loose

Friends and family mourned the victims of a brutal home invasion in Upper Darby for a second day Thursday evening.

Over 300 people joined together at St. Alice Church for a vigil for the couple and their family.

An intruder broke into a couple’s home Monday night and attacked the husband and wife with a hammer and chisel while they were sleeping, according to Upper Darby Police.

The attacker then tied the two victims up with electrical cord and sexually assaulted the wife.

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The husband did not survive the attack.

This is the second of three prayer vigils at the church. A third vigil is scheduled for Friday night at 7 p.m. in the church at Walnut Street and Copley Road in Upper Darby.

A viewing for the husband will follow Friday’s vigil.

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