Earlier this week, a beloved animal welfare advocate and rescuer was murdered in his home and now the Philadelphia Police Department has released surveillance video of a suspect. The police department stated:
The Philadelphia Police Department Homicide Unit is looking to identify the individual, depicted in the following surveillance video excerpts, as part of an ongoing investigation into the murder of a 60 year old male that occurred inside of 84xx block of Algon Avenue on Monday, November 4th, 2019, at about 10:30 PM.
Medium brown complected, tall, thin build, short black hair, wearing a black jacket, long sleeve pink top, red loose fitting sweatpants, white athletic shoes and was carrying a black backpack.
Contact the authorities
- If you see this suspect do not approach, contact 911 immediately.
- To submit a tip via telephone, dial 215.686.TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847.
- Use this electronic form to submit a tip anonymously.
- All tips will be confidential.
If you have any information about this crime or this suspect, please contact:
Det. Scally #791
A $20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Chernoff’s murderer.
Chernoff was found in his bed on Tuesday morning – he was partially tied to the bed and had a massive head wound. Initial reports to the authorities indicated that a woman was seen leaving the residence before the police arrived.
Various rescue groups have stepped up to take in Chernoff’s beloved pets who were left behind.
We have learned today of the tragic and untimely passing of Al Chernoff, one of many amazing rescuers we met during the course of filming. He wasn't one of the main four we were following, but we were so taken by his warmth and affability when we encountered him at a TNR workshop that we just knew we had to put him in our film.We wanted to share with you the very short scene of our film in which he appears. In every single screening, without fail, audiences have positively delighted when he graced the screen. We could feel the energy change in the room to one of lightness and wonder, and for that, as well as his unwavering commitment to saving cats, we thank him.Al got back in touch with us during the theatrical release of the film and was so generous with his time, eager to support the film in whatever way he could, clearly thrilled he made the final cut.The world is just a little bit colder today without this wonderful human being. Please take a moment to tell the cat rescuers in your life what they mean to you. We will never forget you, Al.We lost a gracious soul. To anyone reading this who knew Al, we express our sincerest condolences.
Posted by The Cat Rescuers on Tuesday, November 5, 2019
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