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Suspect in custody in connection to murder of West Philly activist Winnie Harris

Posted on 09 October 2017

Winnie Harris (center) during MLK Day of Service in January 2017 (Photo courtesy of UC Green).

Police say they have a suspect in custody in connection to the murder of West Philly activist Winnie Harris, who was found shot to death inside her home on the 300 block of North Holly Street on February 3, 2017. The suspect was arrested on Friday while in detention for another, unrelated matter, according to police. Charges against the suspect are pending. More details about the suspect have not been released as of Monday afternoon.

Harris, 65, was a longtime Powelton resident and green space advocate. She worked as the executive director of West Philadelphia based nonprofit UC Green at the time of her death.

In May, police released and distributed a flyer asking for the public’s help with information on two persons of interest in relation to the murder.

3 Comments For This Post

  1. Strong Foru Says:

    Philadelphia has a bizarre history of African-American community activists being murdered. This is not a coincidence.

  2. goldenmonkey Says:

    There’s nothing the illunimati hate more than someone planting trees.

  3. QuinioaforPersident Says:

    I love watching the young mommies and daddies walk their kids in their little boot-ies down 43rd Street along the sidewalk. Daddies with their briefcases and mommies with coffee and a magazine. Getting ready for a beautiful day everyone is laughing and talking and walking freely. West Philly really breaks the mold of Philadelphia being known as unfriendly. I implore you, just check out 43rd Street some morning and it can be heartwarming to see the kids smile so happy for school.



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