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Murder of Asia Adams by Thomas Strode highlighted on Homicide City

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Thomas Strode, murdered his girlfriend, Asia Adams, with the help of his friend, Simeon Bozic, and tried to cover up the killing. Pic credit: Monsters and Critics

The latest episode of Homicide City on Investigation Discovery features the case of Asia Adams, a 21-year-old psychology student at West Chester University who was murdered by her boyfriend, Thomas Strode, and his accomplice, Simeon Bozic.

On November 8, 2004, firefighters responded to a fire on the second floor of an apartment building on Seymour Street near Pulaski Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After extinguishing the fire, they found Adams’ half-naked body on a bed.

An investigation revealed that Adams was killed the day before firefighters arrived on the scene. She had been stabbed in the head and neck with a kitchen knife and beaten with a shovel.

Officials said they thought it was unusual that Adams was at her mother’s home as she was in another state at the time, and Adams was supposed to be living on campus.

Seven days after Adams was found dead in her mother’s apartment, Strode and Bozic were arrested. They were charged with first-degree murder, robbery, theft, arson, as well as other related offenses.

While in police custody, they confessed to killing Adams and setting her mother’s home on fire to cover up the crime. They also stated that the motive for the murder was robbery.

After killing Adams, they stole her debit card, went to the ATM to withdraw money, and then they went on a shopping spree.

Strode and Bozic were found guilty of the crimes. Strode was sentenced to 20 to 40 years in prison, while Bozic received life imprisonment.

Homicide City — Germantown Tragedy, airs at 10/9c on Investigation Discovery.

Angelica N. Sumter is a freelance journalist who has covered true...read more

3 thoughts on “Murder of Asia Adams by Thomas Strode highlighted on Homicide City”

  1. This is bulls**t. I was her boyfriend. He was a jealous ass ex. That was mad she left him . She couldn’t wait for me to come get her cuz she wanted to go get her stuff and hurry back to school think I’m full of s**t ask her bf. Stop Lying. I just couldn’t handle the backlash from all of this. S**t was complicated. I was young and she kept me out of the way. But I’m tired of the lies. Let her rest peacefully. She would never want y’all to him her man or any of that s**t. Please if you want to ask me questions about us don’t be extra. But she was so peaceful and cared nothing else about anything but everyone being great. I know I’m gonna get s**t said because I didn’t say nothing but I couldn’t . I was leaving a ex with a child in her the night she was supposed to be with me and I couldn’t go. I found out the next day with my ex smh. It’s too much to understand yo. Please don’t call him that no more.

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    • Greetings I am a domestic violence advocate and survivor can you shed some light on the man that killed this young lady was there a history of violence or abuse???

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