Family of man locked in Tacony basement found

TACONY - October 17, 2011

Authortiies say the family of Herbert Knowles has been located at their home in Norfolk, Virginia.

Knowles, 40, was one of four mentally handicapped adults found in the sub-basement of an apartment building in the 4700 block of Longshore Avenue in the Tacony section of Philadelphia.

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Charges of criminal conspiracy, aggravated assault, kidnapping, criminal trespass, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment and related offenses were filed Sunday against Linda Ann Weston, 51, and Gregory Thomas, 47, both of Philadelphia, as well as Eddie Wright, 50, officially listed as homeless but originally from Texas.

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