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Bound, burned doctor found dead in Philly home

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 22, 2013 at 12:06 pm •  Published: January 22, 2013
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Ketunuti made several stops around town in the hours before her death and investigators are looking for surveillance video that may show her killer following her. Nothing has turned up so far but detectives are continuing to canvass local business and neighbors, and there is a $20,000 reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of anyone involved in the slaying, Clark said.

"She dedicated her whole life to being a doctor and helping children with cancer," Clark said. "It's very, very unfortunate that she died this way."

Ketunuti kept a blog from March 2005 to October 2008 and wrote of her travels and studies in the U.S. and abroad.

After earning a doctorate in medicine from Stanford University, she went to Botswana in 2005 on an AIDS research fellowship and then completed a surgical internship at Georgetown University Hospital before moving to Philadelphia in May 2008 to begin a pediatrics residency.

"This is hopefully the last move for at least 3 years," she wrote, "given that's how long it should take to finish a pediatrics residency."

She called the hospital's pediatrics program "incredibly supportive."

"People are rooting for my success and education, which is a very different vibe than at Georgetown," she wrote. "As sexy as it was to be a life-saving surgeon, I feel much better suited for pediatrics."