Man indicted in 1992 murder of South End woman

Lena BruceBy Mackenzie Nichols

The July, 1992 murder of a woman in the South End had gone unsolved, until last week.

James Witkowski, 42, was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday for the brutal first degree murder of Lena Bruce, a 21-year-old Philadelphia native and Tufts graduate who was killed in her South End apartment.

Witkowski snuck into Bruce’s apartment through an open window and used a telephone cord to tie her down while he sexually assaulted and suffocated her in her own home, according to reports of the murder.

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