Police find man's body in crate


Inquirer staff writer Sam Wood reports:
Police called to a house in the city’s Fairmount section last night discovered a man’s body packed into in a large wooden box.
Investigators responded about 9:30 p.m. to a row house on the 700 block of N. Croskey Street, a half-block from Eastern State Penitentiary, and found the box in the front room. When they opened the box,  police found the severely beaten body of a 55-year-old man inside.
Medics pronounced the victim dead at the scene. The man has not been named pending notification of his family. Investigators believe the man may have been assaulted on Saturday.
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