Cops Warn Public After Woman Is Brutally Stabbed In Philly Park

A 33-year-old woman was beaten and stabbed more than 15 times while taking a shortcut through a Philadelphia park.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Police have issued a warning after a woman was brutally stabbed to death in a Philadelphia park. According to CBS Philadelphia, the body of 33-year-old Debra Gulliver was identified on Monday after being found in a park behind Dobbins High School.

Her body was found around 3am on Saturday. Authorities say Gulliver was with friends prior to her murder. A half hour earlier she was seen entering the park alone via surveillance video. Police believe she took a shortcut through the park and never made it out. “No one was following her, whoever did this we believe was already in the park,” said Capt. James Clark said of the Philadelphia Homicide Unit.

“We are asking for the public’s help. If anyone has any information about this brutal murder to contact our unit,” said Clark.

Authorities share that Gulliver was beaten in the face. Her attacker pulled her pants to her ankles and repeatedly stabbed her from the thighs to her chest-- until the blade of the knife broke inside her. According to ABC 6, she was stabbed 15 times. 

"Jail is too good! This person needs to suffer the way they made her suffer," Gulliver's mother said of her daughter's killer.

There is a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in this crime.


[Photo: Facebook/ABC 6]



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