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The murders of Timothy Clark & Cotneita Hanchard
November 23, 2009 11:05:07 AM PST
Two families are facing the holiday season without their loved ones. One hopes a growing reward will urge someone to come forward with information; the other is monitoring the search for a killer from a war zone. 15-year-old Timmy Clark was an aspiring car mechanic who wanted to run his own shop. But the teenager would never see that dream come true. At 2:30 in the morning on Friday July 13th, Timmy and 27-year-old Damien Halloway were gunned down in the 69-hundred block of Vandike Street in Philadelphia's Tacony section. Police said the killings were execution style.

Timmy's family has raised the original reward in the case from three-thousand to eight-thousand dollars. The money can be yours if your tip leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.

"You don't know what you have done," said Leroy Gregory in an interview from April 2007.

Those were Gregory's words about the loss of his mother. 64-year-old Cotneita Hanchard was gunned down Thursday, March 1st, on Mantua Avenue near 32nd Street in Mantua. She was getting a ride home from her co-worker, 41-year-old Dwayne Bell, who was also killed. The two had just left the Bellevue Hotel in Center City, where they worked nights cleaning rooms.

Gregory is currently serving in Afghanistan, but he calls police frequently to check on his mother's case.

"Nothing happens in a vacuum, somebody heard something, somebody saw something."

To help urge anyone who might know something there is a ten-thousand dollar reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.


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