Cops: Signs of struggle in slain Temple student’s apartment

The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA – Police in Philadelphia say there were signs of a struggle inside the ransacked, off-campus apartment where a Temple University student was found shot to death.


Officers found Daniel Duignam, a 21-year-old student at Temple’s Fox School of Business, shot in the chest, groin and forearm shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Homicide Capt. Jack Ryan tells The Philadelphia Inquirer there was no sign of forced entry in Duignam’s first-floor apartment and investigators don’t believe it was a random act.

He wouldn’t speculate on a possible motive.

Duignam was from Tatamy, Pennsylvania, about 55 miles (88 kilometers) north of Philadelphia. His grandfather was the mayor.

In a post on the Tatamy Borough’s Facebook page, current Mayor Christopher Moren says he’s “beyond heartbroken” and calls the killing a “senseless tragedy.”