Skip to comments.Man found beaten to death in Chester was Bosnian refugee
Posted on 05/06/2014 3:40:40 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
Dino Dizdarevic, whose family had fled to Kentucky from Banja Luka, Bosnia, in 1995 as war refugees, had no wallet when he was found. It wasn't until he was reported missing to Philadelphia police over the weekend that cops in Chester were able to identify his body.
Just what drew the handsome, raven-haired chemical engineer - who moved from Louisville to a North Philly loft with his boyfriend in August - to the gritty town 18 miles south is a mystery. Neither his sister nor his boyfriend of nearly two years, Nick McBee, could imagine why he'd go to Chester, where both said he'd never been before.
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What a weird turn of phrase in article about some guy who got killed..
They don’t know why he was in Chester? It is not unlikely he was looking for a little extra from some sodomite that he met on the net.
Oh my, I used to live near there 35-40 miles away, a very long time ago... so is this a downhill slide?
This is from Wikipedia:
In 2010, Chester had 24 homicides, and a homicide rate of 64.3 per 100,000. The high homicide rate in 2010 prompted then-Mayor Wendell N. Butler, who previously served as the city’s police chief before becoming mayor, to implement a “State of Emergency,” implementing 12-hour shifts for the entire city police force, assistance from both the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office and the Pennsylvania State Police, and a 9PM to 6AM curfew in five of the city’s crime hotspots. The “State of Emergency,” which lasted 34-days, coincided with the opening of PPL Park, but was sparked due to the murder of a 3-year old toddler in the city’s crime-plagued West End (between Lamokin Street and the western borders with Upper Chichester Township and Trainer Borough). The city had 14 homicides in 2009, 17 in 2008, 27 in 2007, 18 in 2006, 15 in 2005, 19 in 2004, 12 in 2002, 19 in 2000, and nine in 1999. The city did not record crimes in 2003 and 2001.
In April 2011, a birthday party shooting left two dead and seven injured, making national headlines.
OMG that sounds like something from Baghdad or Syria...unbelievable.
Interestingly, Chester was the site of the fictional Ivy-Leaguish university where Tom Wolf's coming-of-age novel "I Am Charlotte Simmons" was set - as much as I like Wolf's writing, I found it difficult to suspend my disbelief about the goings-on in his story because I grew up only a few miles from Chester and it seemed to me an unlikely locale for a great college which had already slipped well beneath "gritty" when I was last there probably fifty years ago.....
Tom Wolf should be Tom Wolfe - I’ve watched so many political ads from Pennsylvania in the last month my mind is going.....