Family pleads for justice for slain Olney teen

October 13, 2012 8:09:03 PM PDT
What began as an investigation into a deadly car crash has turned into a murder investigation, and the victim's family is asking for the public's help.

"He was a good kid; never gave me any problems," said Ida Mae Brown.

Ida Mae Brown couldn't stop crying. She misses her grandson, 19-year-old Maurice Brown.

He has a twin brother, and Mrs. Brown says she misses their playful arguments.

"He has a brother. They were always arguing. I miss everything about him," she said.

It was July 25th, shortly before 12:30 a.m. when police were summoned to the 400 block of West Duncannon Street in Olney. That's where an SUV crashed into the side of a church.

19-year-old Maurice Brown was found slumped over, unconscious. It was discovered at the hospital that he had two stab wounds to his chest. He later died.

Police say this is a homicide and so far there have been no arrests.

The Citizens Crime Commission has posted a $500 reward and the city of Philadelphia is posting up to $20,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Citizens Crime Commission at 215-546-TIPS or the Philadelphia Police Hotline at 215-686-TIPS.

"We need to get these people off the street," said Santo Montecalvo. "This sounds like a brutal, ruthless killing, and we need to get them."

"Please come forward," pleads Maurice's grandmother. "This could have been your family member. We need some justice for Maurice. Please?"


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