Dating apps growing in popularity but carry some risk


PHILADELPHIA, PA - Dating apps are growing in popularity, but they carry some risk.

Our sister station in Philadelphia, WPVI, has reported on several attacks in which police said the victims and suspects met through dating apps.

In one case, a Chester 25-year-old man was killed after police said he met someone on the social app Grindr.

The body of Dino Dizdarevic was found on May 2 at the bottom of a fire escape.

Police said he died from blunt force trauma to the head.

In another case in Philadelphia, two people were accused of robbing and assaulting multiple victims they met online in April.

Police in Pennsylvania are warning that GPS enabled dating apps make it easier for offenders to find victims.

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