For nearly four years, Gloucester Township Police Det. Chuck Dougherty has been doing all he can to help Philadelphia homicide detectives identify his cousin's killers.
Matt Novak was shot at the intersection of Philadelphia's 13th Street and Fairmount Avenue after his friend's car broke down on a nearby street on their way home from the Sept. 28, 2008, Puerto Rican Day parade. He died hours later at Hahnemann University Hospital.
Novak was just 24 years old.
Pursuing Novak's killers is what Dougherty does when he's not leading the local police department's social media efforts, among other job responsibilities.
He has created a number of "Who Killed Matt Novak?" destinations on the Internet since September 2009.
This Friday night, Dougherty will be featured in a segment on America's Most Wanted aiming to answer that very question. The Novak segment is scheduled to air at 9 p.m. on Lifetime.
The show's longtime host, John Walsh, recently interviewed Matt's father, Matt Novak, Sr. The Dougherty portion of the Novak segment was filmed back in January. (Raw video footage from the Dougherty interview at the police station can be viewed by clicking here.)
All investigators really know about Novak's killers is they were traveling in a blue 2006 to 2008 Chevrolet Impala with New Jersey license plates. They had picked up Novak at 6th and Green streets, supposedly to take him to pick up jumper cables for his friend's apparently dead car battery.
If you have any information that may help bring Novak's killers to justice, call the Philadelphia Citizens Crime Commission at 215-546-TIPS (6532).