PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — A mother grieving the loss of her son asks to find his killer. She even went so far as to put up a temporary billboard to put her son’s face and a case back in the public eye.
“Jess was a great kid. He was kind, he was kind, caring, loved his family, loved his mother. He is so missed,” his mother Donna said.
More than two years after his death, she says she’s no closer to finding out what happened to her son Jess Crandall.
“Maybe I’ll never get the answers I need. But they know who they are. And I’ll just keep trying. It’s the least I can do to get justice for Jess.”
Just after 9:30 a.m. on the night of Saturday, July 25, 2020, police responded to the 1900 block of East Allegheny Avenue in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia to report an automobile accident. When they arrived, they found the 26-year-old shot dead in his car. He was taken to the hospital where he died.
Looking for answers Donna put up a makeshift billboard a few weeks ago.
“One way to get Jess’ face out there and maybe someone knows something.”
The City of Philadelphia is offering a reward of up to $20,000 and the Citizens Crime Commission is administering a $1,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the individual responsible. All you have to do is call 215-546-TIPS. All calls remain anonymous.
Donna says she had lunch with her son a few hours before his death.
“He was with me that day and he was gone that night. It’s just awful, it’s shocking.”
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