palmer st. murder

Ftown66's picture

I just read this article earlier in the city paper. It's about the man murdered the day after christmas in his house/warehouse at palmer and front. I live on palmer and I'm not to far from this. This is the first I have heard of this. Being that it happened the day after Xmas I really didn't keep up on the news that week. I'm shocked about this. i recognized this guy from his photo and because of his dog. I have seen him walking it. A Rhodesian ridgeback. A very unique large dog. Did anyone else read this or know about this? Did i miss a thread about this on here? i hope they catch who ever did this.
http://www.citypaper.net/articles/2009/01/08/karl-papendick-kensington-philadelphia

dan's picture

I just read the article

I just read the article shortly ago also and it was the first time I heard about it - but I was out of town from the 25th to the 31st.

I recognized the guy also, because I have a friend who lives in that area who looks similar, and I would sometimes think the victim was my friend from a distance.

Ftown66's picture

This is about 3 blocks from

This is about 3 blocks from me and i didn't even hear anything about this from neighbor gossip/chat. Thats whats scary. Is even murder so trivial theses days?

DNA's picture

Karl was a close friend of a

Karl was a close friend of a friend of mine who works at PBC. There is a special fundraiser at 700 Club on Thursday night. According ot my friend, Karl wanted people to have a big party with music, dancing and fun to remember him.

Shovelled_Up_Dead_Corpses_Rotting_You's picture

I read about this on

I read about this on phillyblog.

scary thing is, I have friends who live in a warehouse near front and palmer!

2014 susquehanna's picture

Brooke posted about it on

Brooke posted about it on the new Philly Speaks site. Karl repaired and sold computers. I'm typing on one that I bought from him which keeps me thinking about what a horrible waste of life this is. He was a super friendly guy. Very sad.

He lived at Palmer and Howard BTW Just in from Front

Ftown66's picture

2014 susquehanna

2014 susquehanna wrote:

Brooke posted about it on the new Philly Speaks site. Karl repaired and sold computers. I'm typing on one that I bought from him which keeps me thinking about what a horrible waste of life this is. He was a super friendly guy. Very sad.

He lived at Palmer and Howard BTW Just in from Front

I'm a loyal one forum man. So I didn't see this anywhere else. Posting anywhere else would feel like cheating. I just hope they catch who ever did this.

Shovelled_Up_Dead_Corpses_Rotting_You's picture

2014 susquehanna wrote: He

2014 susquehanna wrote:

He lived at Palmer and Howard BTW Just in from Front

yikes! I'm pretty sure that's the same building where my friends live!

2014 susquehanna's picture

Shovelled_Up_Dead_Corpses_Rot

Shovelled_Up_Dead_Corpses_Rotting_You wrote:
2014 susquehanna wrote:

He lived at Palmer and Howard BTW Just in from Front

yikes! I'm pretty sure that's the same building where my friends live!

He lived alone in a small warehouse. You are thinking about the next block north.

brooke's picture

Yep, I knew him and posted

Yep, I knew him and posted it there. It's really sad. What's the fundraiser for?

codergrrl's picture

Sorry about the loss of your

Sorry about the loss of your friend.

There is a big difference between acquaintances and friends, and unfortunately, sometimes people are too nice.

It appears evident that the person was after the guns.
How sad, that what you think makes you safe, is what actually befalls you.

Sometimes people think I am rude, or hermit like, but its stories like this that make me very wary of people who I don't know. I think I have one friend, who I didn't know where they grew up and their parents, etc. But that has always been one of the benefits of Fishtown, you have a history with people...you know what they're about.

Again, so sorry for the loss of your friend.

stein's picture

Quote:How sad, that what you

Quote:

How sad, that what you think makes you safe, is what actually befalls you.

is this not frequently the case with guns/violence?

brooke's picture

I don't know actually--I'd

I don't know actually--I'd imagine they protect more people from bad than not and we hear about the cases in the media where just the opposite is true. I'd imagine it would be the death of me though if I owned one.

rtsaidred's picture

DNA wrote:Karl was a close

DNA wrote:

Karl was a close friend of a friend of mine who works at PBC. There is a special fundraiser at 700 Club on Thursday night. According ot my friend, Karl wanted people to have a big party with music, dancing and fun to remember him.

So sorry you lost a good friend. What a senseless tragedy.

Kat's picture

DNA wrote:Karl was a close

DNA wrote:

Karl was a close friend of a friend of mine who works at PBC. There is a special fundraiser at 700 Club on Thursday night. According ot my friend, Karl wanted people to have a big party with music, dancing and fun to remember him.

David I am sorry you lost such a nice friend. How horrible. I saw him and his dog a few times. Whoever did this is a sick, sick bastard who will rot in hell.

DNA's picture

To be clear, he was not my

To be clear, he was not my friend but a close friend of a friend of mine. I will pass your thoughts on to him.

MR. T's picture

Im completely shocked! I

Im completely shocked! I knew Karl from hetzels park. Luna would play with my dog Miles there and we would chat. He was a very nice guy and i cant belive something like this happened. i was actually just thinking for the past few days that it was odd that Karl/Luna hadnt been at the park in the while. My thoughts go out to his family and friends. I hope justice is served to this cold hearted killer. RIP Karl

Lisa33's picture

I didn't know Karl, but some

I didn't know Karl, but some of my neighbors did, and they told us what happened when we got home that night. That's only a couple of blocks away from me and I found it frightening. There was almost nothing in the news until the CityPaper article last week. DNA and Brooke, I'm sorry for your loss of your friend. It sounds like he was a great guy.

I was walking past his place the other morning on the way to the train and saw some memorial notes and flowers. Then out on Front St, there was a groundbreaking ceremony for the new high school. It felt like a strange juxtaposition.

codergrrl's picture

Actually, it appears to me

Actually, it appears to me that his kindness is what killed him...
the guns are just another form of easy cash.
He opened the door for the wrong person, he trusted the wrong person, and that type of person would have done the same thing regardless of what he was seeking.
The guns are not the fault, the greed is.

PeeWeeMartini's picture

I did not know Karl but this

I did not know Karl but this makes me feel terribly, terribly sad.

tudor's picture

My condolences to those who

My condolences to those who knew Karl. It's hard to lose people that way. A friend of mine from work was killed some years back when he got in a fight with his son. It's very unsettling.