Two sought in murder of West Philly community organizer Winnie Harris

March 24, 2017

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two “persons of interest” wanted for questioning in connection with last month’s murder of longtime Powelton resident, community activist and green space advocate Winnie Harris, 65. Police have also released a video that shows the two people walking near Harris’ house (one of them appears to be holding a gun):

Harris, Executive Director of UC Green, was found shot to death inside her house on the 300 block of North Holly Street in West Powelton on February 3. According to a more recent police report, she had multiple gunshot wounds (initially it was reported that she was shot once in the abdomen). Harris was found in a second-floor bedroom. She lived alone in her house.

No arrests have been made. 

Winnie Harris

The first person of interest is described as a black male of average height and of muscular build. He appears to have bushy hair with a receding hairline.

The second person of interest is described as a male of average build, possibly with facial hair on his chin.

If you have any information about any the suspects or this crime, please contact the Homicide Unit at 215-686-3334 / 3335 or call 911.

In Philadelphia, a $20,000 reward is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction for every homicide.

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