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Police seek leads in slaying of young pediatrician found bound, burned in her Philly home

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    A Philadelphia Police crime scene unit officer walks down the 1700 block of Naudain St. in Center City where a woman was found burned to death in her basement, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 in Philadelphia. Philadelphia police Chief Inspector Scott Small says firefighters responding to the home Monday afternoon found the woman's body on fire, with her ankles and wrists bound. Officer Christine O'Brien, a police department spokeswoman, said Tuesday the victim has been identified as 35-year-old Melissa Ketunuti. O'Brien says the cause of death has not been determined. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Inquirer, Ron Tarver) MAGS OUT; NEWARK OUT (The Associated Press)

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    Police remove the body of a woman found burned to death in her basement on the 1700 block of Naudain St. in Center City Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 in Philadelphia. Philadelphia police Chief Inspector Scott Small says firefighters responding to the home Monday afternoon found the woman's body on fire, with her ankles and wrists bound. Officer Christine O'Brien, a police department spokeswoman, said Tuesday the victim has been identified as 35-year-old Melissa Ketunuti. O'Brien says the cause of death has not been determined. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Inquirer, Ron Tarver) MAGS OUT; NEWARK OUT (The Associated Press)

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    Victor Pisani, who lives three doors down from a woman was found burned to death in her basement, watches as police wrap crime tape around her home on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 in Philadelphia. Philadelphia police Chief Inspector Scott Small says firefighters responding to the home Monday afternoon found the woman's body on fire, with her ankles and wrists bound. Officer Christine O'Brien, a police department spokeswoman, said Tuesday the victim has been identified as 35-year-old Melissa Ketunuti. O'Brien says the cause of death has not been determined. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Inquirer, Ron Tarver) (The Associated Press)

Police are looking for leads in the murder of a 35-year-old pediatrician whose body was found bound and burned inside her downtown Philadelphia home.

Firefighters responding to the home Monday afternoon found Melissa Ketunuti's body on fire in the basement, with her ankles and wrists bound. The body was found with a rope around the neck and police believe she was strangled.

A $20,000 reward is being offered in the case.

Homicide Capt. James Clark says police don't know if she knew her killer, but that there were no signs of forced entry at the home. Clark says her boyfriend has been ruled out as a suspect and she had no known disputes with anyone.

Ketunuti was a second-year infectious diseases fellow and researcher at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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