Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Workers discover dead body in Holmesburg sanitation yard

Sanitation workers made a gruesome discovery of a dead body in Holmesburg Monday afternoon.

Workers discover dead body in Holmesburg sanitation yard


Sanitation workers made a gruesome discovery in Holmesburg Monday afternoon.

Police said they were called to a sanitation yard on State Road near Ashburner Street just before noon by workers who discovered the dead body of a man in the yard. Investigators said the man appears to be in his mid-60s to early-70s, and he remains unidentified. The cause of death is unknown, police said.

Medics arrived at the scene and officially pronounced the man dead at 11:58 a.m.

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