The family of Don Ly will mark the one-year anniversary of his murder with a 5 p.m. vigil on the 400 block of Vollmer Street tomorrow. His kin and the Philadelphia Police are still hoping to bring to justice the man who took their loved one’s life at the same location.
At approximately 5 a.m. April 18, 2013, 3rd District personnel responded to a call of a person with a weapon on the aforementioned block and discovered the 68-year-old suffering from multiple stab wounds. He received transport from in front of his residence to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where doctors pronounced him dead at 5:22 a.m. Surveillance video captured a man, whom authorities have tabbed the prime suspect, strolling along the 2700 block of South Randolph Street a short time later, with the footage revealing him as a light-skinned black or Hispanic with a thin build and a beard.
Ly’s relatives are offering a $5,000 reward through the Citizens Crime Commission, with the City of Philadelphia guaranteeing up to $20,000 for any information that would lead to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for the death.
To report information, call the Crime Commission Tip line at 215-546-8477, or the Philadelphia Police Tip line at 215-686-8477. ■