PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - A Philadelphia businessman and property owner is missing.
2019 Orkney Street doesn't look like much from the outside—a garage with an apartment upstairs, but Tuesday afternoon sources say detectives and crime scene investigators found a bloody crime scene inside that may be tied to a possible kidnapping for ransom.
Police sources say the blood inside may belong to a 27-year-old local business man and property owner who was reported missing June 19th by his wife.
According to sources, the victim's wife told investigators she received a ransom note demanding $30,000 for the return of her husband. Sources also say the victim's wife paid the ransom in cash and jewelry near a fast food restaurant in South Philly, but the victim is still missing.
Records show the couple live in this $425,000 home in Bucks County and owned properties on North Camac Street and East Birch Street. Sources say the victim also runs a local bar. Neighbors told us detectives from the Special Victims Unit and crime scene investigators spent almost 8 hours gathering evidence at the garage on Orkney Street. They found signs of a violent struggle. No word on whether surveillance cameras across the street may have captured anything of value to police.
Police were tight-lipped about their investigation. Neighbors say they were shown a picture of the victim and asked questions about him. They expressed concern for he and his family, but were too concerned to speak on camera.
Investigators would not say if they recovered any forensic evidence at the scene on Orkney Street.