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Pediatrician found murdered in basement

  • Police are looking to see if anyone was following Melissa before she was murdered
  • Anyone with information is asked to call Philadelphia Police at 215-686-TIPS


A pediatrician in Philadelphia was murdered inside her own home. Dr. Melissa Ketunuti was found dead in the basement of her home in Center City, Philadelphia. The young doctor’s body was found by a dog walker. Police say Dr. Ketunuti was strangled with a rope. She was face down on the floor with her hands and feet tied behind her and she had been set on fire.

Police say there were no signs of a forced entry and no sign of sexual assault. They are looking for any information that could help them find the killer. If you have any information that could help them please call the Philadelphia Police at 215-686-TIPS.

For more on this story watch Jane Velez-Mitchell weeknights at 7pm ET on HLN. 

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