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Cops investigate a murder, a rape and a car in the river

Police are busy this morning investigating a woman who was brutally stabbed to death in Kingsessing as well as a rape that occurred near police headquarters and an off-duty officer who allegedly drove his car in to the Delaware River.

Cops investigate a murder, a rape and a car in the river

Police are busy this morning investigating a woman who was brutally stabbed to death in Kingsessing as well as a rape that occurred near police headquarters and an off-duty officer who allegedly drove his car in to the Delaware River.

The murdered woman, who remains an unidentified Jane Doe, was found with multiple stab wounds to her face, chest and back on Peach Street near Warrington Avenue shortly after midnight. She was pronounced dead on scene at 12:06 a.m., police said.

Police had no details to release this morning regarding one of their own who allegedly drove his car into the Delaware River sometime after 2 a.m.

The off-duty cop survived the crash and was located near the Tacony Palmyra Bridge, according to initial reports. Police confirmed they are looking into the case and are expected to release more information this afternoon.

Authorities are also expected to release more details later today on a man who allegedly raped a woman near Police Headquarters last night.

The 24-year-old woman was at 8th and Race streets around 9 p.m. when the assailant struck, according to police. Authorities could not immediately confirm initial reports that the attacker fled without his pants, leaving his wallet behind.

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