Unidentified Black Male Died February 21, 2009 in Philadelphia
Vital Statistics Estimated Age: 25 to 40 years old Estimated Height: 5'9" Estimated Weight: 182 lbs Hair Color: Black Eye Color: Brown Fingerprints: Available Dentals: Available DNA: Samples submitted, tests not complete
Case Details On Saturday, February 21, 2009, Yolanda Pritchett was at her home on North 13th Street in North Philadelphia with her three children and her 14 year old cousin when Ms Pritchett's ex-boyfriend came to the home. In the course of an argument between the two, the ex-boyfriend stabbed Ms Pritchett multiple times and set the house on fire. It is unclear if the ex committed suicide or became trapped as he poured accelerant in several areas throughout the house, but cause of death was self-immolation. Ms Pritchett's 11 year old daughter had also been stabbed when she tried to intervene in the argument, but the girl was able to escape the home along with the other children. Yolanda Pritchett did not survive.
The man was identified as Abin Daniel, but that may have been an alias. He was known to have used two other names; Desmond Singh and Bernard Singh. Authorities believe the man may have ties to St Thomas, Virgin Islands, possibly working there as a painter. Authorities in V.I., in cooperation with the Philadelphia Medical Examiner's Office, publicized the case, in hopes of finding someone who was related to, or may have known, "Abin Daniel", but no one came forward.
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Philadelphia Medical Examiner's Office Steve Olszewski 215-685-7445 email