Murray. Credit: Facebook Murray. Credit: Facebook

The 46-year-old woman who was found dead Tuesday morning in Pennypack Park in Northeast Philadelphia was strangled to death, police confirmed Wednesday.

Lt. John Stanford said the death of Constance "Connie" Murray, following an autopsy, is considered a homicide.


As of press time, police have no suspects and no motive. Stanford said the autopsy results showed no signs of sexual assault.

Murray apparently set off toward the park to go jogging around 9 p.m. Monday night. Her body was found along the 3000 block of Holme Avenue by a female neighbor who was walking her dog around 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Murray's family claims the victim left her home with her cell phone and ear phones, but police said those items were not found on her body.

Police are continuing to search the area where Murray's body was found.


Anyone with information is asked to call the Philadelphia Police Department's Homicide Unit at 215-686-3334 or 3335.

Per all homicides, police offer a $20,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

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