Homicide detectives are seeking information concerning the death of Candace “Candy” Holmes.

Holmes, 27, was found strangled to death on May 28 near the intersection of Rufe and Bringhurst streets in Germantown. She was known to frequent the area of Chelten Avenue and Beechwood Street.

Anyone with information is asked to call homicide detectives at (215) 686-3334.

A weekend car crash has led to driving under the influence (DUI) charges.

A 68-year-old Philadelphian died prior to a crash Saturday evening on the Ben Franklin Bridge.

As a result, a 19-year-old Delaware County man will face charges related to driving under the influence, but not vehicular homicide charges, according to Tim Ireland, spokesman for the Delaware River Port Authority.

Pervis Herder, of the 2700 block of North Fairhill Street in Philadelphia, was a rear-seat passenger in a westbound Ford van, and at about 6:30 p.m., mechanical problems caused it to stop or nearly stop on the New Jersey side of the bridge.

“The medical examiner’s report is not complete, but it appears at this point that he had passed on probably from cardiac arrest,” said Ireland

At the time, none of the other five people in the van realized Herder had died. He seemed to be asleep in the backseat. The van was then rear-ended by a Mazda driven by Kevin Diamond Jr. of the 200 block of Evergreen Avenue in Folsom, Ireland said.

Four people in the van were transported to Camden’s Cooper University Hospital. A fifth was taken to Philadelphia’s Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Diamond’s blood-alcohol level was found to be .08, which means he was legally drunk according to New Jersey law, Ireland said.

A 52-year-old SEPTA trolley operator was shot and killed May 31 in Southwest Philadelphia.

Aaron Hayes was shot in the head, neck and arm just before 5 a.m., May 31 outside his home on the 7100 block of Elmwood Avenue. He was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he was pronounced dead at 7:39 p.m. Police have no arrests.

Michael Jay, 29, was shot May 31 in the 5800 block of North American Street. Jay, of the 5200 block of North Sydenham Street, was shot in the head and back. He was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 2:47 p.m. on June 1. Police have no motive or arrests.

An unidentified male was shot at 2:28 a.m., June 3. As of the Tribune’s deadline, police did not release his identification.

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