Compensation for justice


The Citizens Crime Commission is offering a reward leading to the person responsible for a Whitman woman’s murder.

""Police located Iris Tyson’s body in an abandoned Point Breeze lot a week after her parents reported her missing from their home.

The commission will offer a $2,000 reward for information leading to the person or persons responsible for her death.

The 23-year-old’s parents reported her missing from their home on the 2300 block of South American Street at 6:18 p.m. May 8 — about six hours after she had left their residence to get a Mother’s Day gift, according to police. A week later at 7:08 a.m., police discovered her body in the Newbold/Point Breeze area on the 1100 block of South Sydenham Street. The Medical Examiner’s Office ruled her death a homicide due to blunt force trauma to her head and believed she was killed within 24 hours of locating her body.

To submit an anonymous tip, call the commission’s tip line at 215-546-8477.

Contact Managing Editor Amanda L. Snyder at or ext. 117.

Also in this week’s Police Report:
Fumo may do more time
Juvenile rampage
Bank account robbed
Knocked off his wheels
Girl trouble
Mistaken identities