Sources: Man found dead in South Philadelphia Wawa parking lot was stabbed before he entered store

Investigators assume Roger Segal may not have realized how severe his wound was.
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Sources told Action News on Tuesday that the man found dead in a vehicle outside a South Philadelphia Wawa was stabbed before he entered the store.

According to sources, Roger B. Segal, 49, went into the Wawa on the 1600 block of S. Christopher Columbus Boulevard at about 2 a.m. Monday to order a sandwich. He then allegedly told a security guard he was cold and wanted to wait in his car.

Sources said surveillance video shows he was in distress, and that Segal kept going in and out of the store while checking his injury.

Investigators assume he may not have realized how severe the wound was.

About two hours later, customers alerted a security guard that someone needed to check on Segal, who was still in his vehicle.

Fire and EMS crews broke the back driver's side window to gain access to the SUV, police said.

According to police, Segal had a stab wound in his abdomen and was rushed to Jefferson University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

At this time, police believe Segal was stabbed in the parking lot.

There was an Uber sticker on the SUV's front window, but it's unclear if Segal works for the company, investigators said.

A spokesperson with Uber said the Kia's last ride was on Friday and not in the area of South Philadelphia.

The investigation is active and ongoing, police said.

Victim's mother says he 'loved' music, hiking, traveling

Elsie Segal says music was a big part of her son's life.

"Roger loved it. He grew up with it. It was natural, it was in his genes, it was genetic. He was a creator. He was in a band. He traveled all over, China, Japan, Europe," she said.

Elsie said when he son died, he had had credit cards and $700 in his possession. She said Roger was a bartender at Woolly Mammoth on South Street.

When she last spoke to her son a few days before his death, he was excited about a trip to New Orleans with his girlfriend.

Now, she struggles to figure out how to go on without him.

"I don't know how I do it. I only talk to keep from crying but I don't mind because I want the world to know that he's worth crying over. All he did was go to Wawa," she said.

Police said there are no suspects or persons of interest at this time.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police.
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