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Body found in trash bag covered by blanket

February 16, 2019

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police are investigating the discovery of a body in a trash bag in northwest Philadelphia.

Police say the female victim, whose age is unknown, was reported shortly before 9 a.m. Saturday in the East Mount Airy neighborhood.

Police say the body was found in a trash bag covered with a blanket. A medic unit pronounced her dead about a half-hour later.

The cause of death wasn’t immediately available. No arrests were immediately announced.