Investigators looking for “persons of interest” in murder of Castor Gardens woman

Police released surveillance video Thursday connected to the murder of a 31-year-old woman who was found shot to death in November.

Surveillance images

Police on Thursday released surveillance video in an attempt to solve the November murder of a Castor Gardens woman.

Nisha Fortune-Wessels, 31, of the 1200 block of Knorr Street, was found shot to death just after 3 a.m. Nov. 16 in the driver’s seat of her car, which was parked in the parking lot at Banana’s 876 Bar and Lounge, 5500 Rising Sun Ave. in Olney.

The tape released by authorities shows two men considered persons of interest in the case. Investigators believe both men frequent Banana’s 876 and the area surrounding it. 

One of the men is described as being 6 feet tall with facial hair, while the other is around 5 feet 8, police said. Both are black men in their 20s or 30s.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 215-686-3334/3335. All tips will be confidential. The city offers a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in a homicide case. ••