Long Island Police, Family Not Giving Up Hope in Unsolved Murder of New Jersey Man

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Suffolk County Police Commissioner Rodney K. Harrison and Homicide Squad detectives were joined by the mother of a homicide victim during a press conference to ask for help from the public to come forward with information to bring his killer to justice.
Suffolk County Police Commissioner Rodney K. Harrison and Homicide Squad detectives were joined by the mother of a homicide victim during a press conference to ask for help from the public to come forward with information to bring his killer to justice.

SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY – Family members of Danie Philistin aren’t giving up in the cold case to bring his murderer to justice. Over a year and a half ago, he was shot and killed after trying to help a friend.

His killer remains free to this day.

During a press conference, Suffolk County Police Commissioner Rodney K. Harrison and Homicide Squad detectives were joined by the mother of a homicide victim to ask the public for assistance in bringing his killer to justice.

On July 17, 2021, Danie Philistin attended a house party at 31 Gordon Ave. in West Babylon. The party was dispersing when two unknown males verbally abused Philistin’s female friends and inappropriately touched one of them.


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As a result of Philistin’s intervention, an unknown individual fatally shot him outside the residence at 11:34 p.m. Philistin, a New Jersey native was only 29 years old at the time of his death. Philistin’s mother, Marie Rosental, joined by family and friends pleaded with the public to come forward with information to solve the case.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers is now offering a fast cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Fast cash rewards are paid within seven days of an arrest. Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-220-TIPS or visiting www.p3tips.com.