Childs was declared dead at the scene. The Delaware County Medical Examiner later ruled his death a homicide due to a single penetrating gunshot wound of the back. Authorities said his killer fled the business complex with about $20, as well as Childs' company-issued cellphone. Authorities believe Childs was killed between 3:30-3:40 a.m. Shelton - a resident of North Carolina who was known to frequent Philadelphia and Atlanta - was a suspect early on, Whelan said back in June. Hours after Childs' body was discovered, a ping from his stolen phone led investigators to nearby Fernwood Cemetery. There, a 9-mm High Point handgun was found on the roof of a mausoleum, and the missing cellphone and loose currency were recovered on the ground, adjacent to cemetery fencing directly across the street from the industrial park entrance. Investigators determined that the recovered gun was registered to a North Carolina woman. They also determined that two 9-mm cartridge casings recovered from the crime scene were discharged by the High Point handgun. In October, when investigators traveled to North Carolina to interview the gun owner, she told them she purchased the firearm in May 2015, but then gave the gun to her friend, whom she identified as Shelton, according to the probable cause affidavit support the warrant for Shelton's arrest. Through investigation, detectives determined that Shelton traveled on June 6, 2015, from Hampton, Va., to Philadelphia by Mega bus and left the area by bus the day after Childs' murder. Shelton's phone records show on June 9 a 13-minute phone call made from his number at about 3 a.m.
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