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    Default 1960's Murder in Wissinoming

    I'm trying to research a murder that happened in Wissinoming. I think it happened in the 1960s.

    A body was found in a car dealership at Frankford Ave and Benner St. The building is still there, though it is a different dealership now. I think it was a Dodge dealership at the time.

    All I can remember about it is, I was told the body was found "in the rafters" or "in the ceiling", and I think it was an employee that was arrested for it.

    Does anyone remember this? If I could find an approximate date or a name, it would help.

    Thank you,

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    As far back as the early 70s, before it was DeSimone, it was Northeast Dodge.

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    Thanks. Now that you said it, I remember it. Now if I could only get a date or name.

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    Is there a FB page about growing up in that section of Philly? I know there's one for South Philly. If so, that might be a good place to put out that question. I'm in two FB groups dedicated to memories of growing up in the Cleveland area, and we reminisce about everything -- from schools to holiday traditions, you name it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oladybug View Post
    Is there a FB page about growing up in that section of Philly? I know there's one for South Philly. If so, that might be a good place to put out that question. I'm in two FB groups dedicated to memories of growing up in the Cleveland area, and we reminisce about everything -- from schools to holiday traditions, you name it.

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    You can try this facebook page..https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/KENSINGTONPRIDE/

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    I do not remember anything about that murder and my grandmothers home was right down the street.. I did a search online and came up empty too. Hmmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie23 View Post
    I'm trying to research a murder that happened in Wissinoming. I think it happened in the 1960s.

    A body was found in a car dealership at Frankford Ave and Benner St. The building is still there, though it is a different dealership now. I think it was a Dodge dealership at the time.

    All I can remember about it is, I was told the body was found "in the rafters" or "in the ceiling", and I think it was an employee that was arrested for it.

    Does anyone remember this? If I could find an approximate date or a name, it would help.

    Thank you,

    A Wild guess: ALTIMARI AUTO CO ?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie23 View Post
    I'm trying to research a murder that happened in Wissinoming. I think it happened in the 1960s.

    A body was found in a car dealership at Frankford Ave and Benner St. The building is still there, though it is a different dealership now. I think it was a Dodge dealership at the time.

    All I can remember about it is, I was told the body was found "in the rafters" or "in the ceiling", and I think it was an employee that was arrested for it.

    Does anyone remember this? If I could find an approximate date or a name, it would help.

    Thank you,

    A Wild guess: ALTIMARI AUTO CO ?????
    They got in trouble but I can not remember why.
    I am a pissed off Old Dinosaur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie23 View Post
    I'm trying to research a murder that happened in Wissinoming. I think it happened in the 1960s.

    A body was found in a car dealership at Frankford Ave and Benner St. The building is still there, though it is a different dealership now. I think it was a Dodge dealership at the time.

    All I can remember about it is, I was told the body was found "in the rafters" or "in the ceiling", and I think it was an employee that was arrested for it.

    Does anyone remember this? If I could find an approximate date or a name, it would help.

    Thank you,

    A Wild guess: ALTIMARI AUTO CO ?????
    They got in trouble but I can not remember why.
    I am a pissed off Old Dinosaur.

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    is there an echo in here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJbound View Post
    is there an echo in here?
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    I've confirmed that it happened at the car dealership at Frankford Ave. and Benner St. It was Northeast Dodge (or possibly Dodge City) at the time. It's a possibility that it happened sometime between 1967 and 1970.

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    was it a person who worked there who was murdered or who was the killer?

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    If you haven't already asked them, there's a Facebook group full of people who grew up in Wissinoming, they may be able to help:

    YOU KNOW YOU'RE FROM WISSINOMING

 

 

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