Thursday, May 19, 2011
PHILLY COPS BAFFLED BY BRUTAL IRIS TYSON MURDER
A cousin told the Philadelphia Daily News: "My cousin would never come here on her own."
Tyson vanished on Mother's Day after telling her parents she was going out to buy a card and a gift for her mom. By evening she hadn't returned and her parents filed a missing persons report and plastered the neighborhood with posters, hoping someone saw something.
But on Sunday, their hopes were crushed when a person collecting bottles discovered her body in tall weeds next to an abandoned home in South
Philadelphia. Her body was found two miles from her house. So far, cops have not revealed whether there are any suspects.
Meanwhile, her tight-knit Irish family are heartbroken at their devastating loss.
Her sister Carol Leidy said that Iris was very close to her parents and particularly her mother and that everyone looked up to her. Irish hoped to be a veterinarian.
She said: "We made a bond - that she would be the godmother to my first child someday and that I would be the godmother to her first child. Now I'll never have that."
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