Crimefighters: Who killed Ericka Brair?

Sunday, August 16, 2015
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The family of a young woman, who was found stabbed multiple times in a wooded area, is hoping a reward will finally bring her killer to justice.

PHILADELPHIA -- The family of a young woman, who was found stabbed multiple times in a wooded area, is hoping a reward will finally bring her killer to justice.

Janice Collins cannot believe that it has been 8 years since her daughter's tragic death.

"It's disgusting. It really is, that people will take lives with no, no, no remorse," she said.

On the night of March 15th, 2007, Ericka Brair went out with a group of friends.

The 18-year-old never returned home.

"She was supposed to testify in a court case, and I went into her room to wake her up and she wasn't there," Janice said.

On April 16th, 2007, her body was found in the 2100 block of Kubach Street in a remote area of Northeast Philadelphia.

She had been stabbed at least 40 times.

"That's an indication that she probably knew who did it and there was bad blood there for sure," said John Apeldorn of the Citizens Crime Commission.

"They threw her in a lot just like a piece of trash. Nobody deserves that," Janice said.

The Citizens Crime Commission is administering a $2,000 reward, and the City of Philadelphia is offering $20,000 for the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.

"There's somebody out there that should know something, maybe a witness or a disgruntled friend at this time," Apeldorn said. "Give us a call."

If you have any information, call 215-546-TIPS (8477). All calls will remain anonymous.