Homicide detectives investigating death of jogger found near Pennypack Park

Constance "Connie" Murray, as seen on her Facebook page.

Homicide detectives have picked up the investigation into the death of a woman whose body was found early Tuesday morning along the edge of Pennypack Park in Northeast Philadelphia, police confirmed Tuesday evening.

The 46-year-old woman, whom a police source identified as Constance "Connie" Murray, who lived on Tolbut Street near Ashton Road a few blocks from where her body was found, had gone out to jog around 9 p.m. Monday, Homicide Capt. James Clark said.

When Murray hadn't yet returned home around 11 p.m., Clark said, her husband became worried and went out searching for her. He was unable to find her, and filed a missing persons report a few hours later.

It was shortly after 6 a.m. Tuesday that another person walking in the park made the discovery of Murray's body along the edge of a wooded area of Pennypack Park near Holme-Crisp Cemetery, behind the Holme-Crispin Park baseball field at Holme and Convent avenues. Clark said Murray's cause of death remains under investigation.

Clark confirmed that Murray was a mother, but it's unclear how many children she had or how old her children are.

About a dozen people -- children and adults -- embraced and spoke in hushed tones outside Murray's house late Tuesday afternoon. Relatives declined to be interviewed by reporters.

Clark said Tuesday night that so far, detectives have no leads in the case.

Tipsters should contact the Homicide Unit at 215-686-3334 or the police tip line at 215-686-TIPS (8477).