Flyer released in Winnie Harris murder case

May 15, 2017

Police have released a flyer asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two individuals sought in the ongoing investigation of the murder of West Philly community activist Winnie Harris. Harris, 65, was found shot to death in her home on the 300 block of North Holly Street on Feb. 3, 2017. According to the flyer, Harris was killed in the early morning hours of Feb. 2.

The first person of interest is described as a black male, average height, muscular build, with bushy hair and a receding hairline. The second person of interest is described as a black male of average build. He possibly has facial hair on his chin. The flyer can be viewed and downloaded here

Earlier, police released surveillance video showing the two individuals:

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide Division at 215-686-3334 / 3335 / 3336 (Case number: M17-032; assigned investigator: Detective Tolliver #9056).

The City of Philadelphia is offering a reward of $20,000 leading to an arrest and conviction for every homicide.

Harris, a longtime advocate of community green space (she worked as volunteer coordinator and executive director of UC Green at the time of her death) was recently commemorated when a tree was planted in her name near 42nd and Pine Streets:


1 Comments For This Post

  1. Erica Says:

    Just to clarify, there was a memorial tree planted for Winnie in Clark Park by UC Green and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society on Earth Day, April 22nd. The tree is a swamp white oak and it is in the park along 44th St, closer to Chester Ave. That same weekend, PHS Tree Tenders groups all over the city planted street trees, and a similar tag was placed on at least one tree in each neighborhood where a group planted trees. All of the street trees that UC Green planted that day in West Philly had a tag like the one pictured in the blog article, honoring Winnie’s life. There are about 30 of them around the neighborhood.

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