Philadelphia police probe Mayfair murder mystery, amid reports that a similar attempt was made last month on the victim's grandson:
Two females were found killed "execution style" this weekend in the 4700 block of Vista Street in Mayfair -- one of them had been put to death in the livingroom and the other upstairs.
Although neither homicide victim is related to each other, they were reportedly very good friends, and both were murdered with a single gunshot to the head.
Police say an unidentified individual was seen running from the house only moments before the bodies were discovered. However, there were no indications of forced entry.
Deepening the Mayfair murder mystery is that the older woman was well known throughout the community for her many good deeds in helping out those who were struggling.
"Grandma," as 67-year-old Dollie Evans was affectionately called by everybody, "was one of the sweetest persons that you could ever meet,” neighbors said.
Oddly enough though, the deceased woman's brother, Lloyd Knox, claims she had in fact received some death threats recently, but added he didn't know why.
Knox was the last person to see his sister and her friend, Ruby Thomas, alive. "It could have been me," he said. "I'm normally still around, but today I just unloaded stuff and left."
The slain 59-year-old Thomas is said to have been a regular guest of Dollie Evans and a frequent recipient of her benevolence. It's not clear why she was targeted either.
In perhaps the only clue offered thus far, family members state a grandson of Evans also lived at her Mayfair residence and, curiously, escaped a similar fate there last month. No arrests were made at the time and both incidents are now being examined by authorities to see if there's a connection.