Family wants justice for senseless crime

July 21, 2008 8:58:30 PM PDT
A father of seven young children was brutally robbed and murdered, and days after his death his family is pleading for justice. With his killer on the loose, his family is pleading with the public for information on the person responsible. A family left devastated in the wake of the senseless killing of 38-year-old Corey Moody.

The victim's sister, Tammy Jones says, "My brother was a happy-go-lucky guy. He didn't hang on the streets, no bars, he wasn't a hoodlum or a thug. He's a hard working man."

Moody, a landscaper for the Kirkbride Drug Rehab Center and Shelter at 111 North 49 Street left work at 4:00 p.m. on Friday and was on his way to the SEPTA Market El station on 46th Street. He was taking a shortcut behind the former Job Corp Center listening to his iPod when he was struck and killed by a blow to the head with a blunt object and robbed of his wallet.

Josette Murray says, "I want justice. It's not right, people go out and work hard for their money and people gonna kill 'em and rob 'em? When they found him he had his iPod and 35-cents in his pocket."

"It's senseless, he was a good man. He wasn't selling drugs, violence or robbing people or anything like that, he was a good man," said Moody's sister, Tamika Taylor.

Relatives are convinced somebody may have seen something.

Presently, police have little to go on. But they continue to work the case. Meanwhile, the officials at the Kirkbride Rehab Center are planning a memorial service for Corey Moody at noon Wednesday.