Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Briefly... CITY/REGION

Son of woman found in freezer turns himself in

The pizza delivery driver accused of stashing his dead mother in a basement freezer has surrendered to police to face an abuse-of-corpse charge.

William Carrasquillo, 58, of Lee Street near Wingohocking in Feltonville, is being held on $30,000 bail, pending an Aug. 4 trial, according to court records. Police found the naked, doubled-over body of his mother, Andrea Carrasquillo, 83, in a square, white freezer in his home early Wednesday.

A relative told the Daily News that William Carrasquillo said his mother died in a fall in January, but the Medical Examiner's Office hasn't yet released results from an autopsy.

Neighbors also reported that they used to hear the elderly woman scream, but her son told them she had schizophrenia so they didn't intervene.

2 shot, 1 fatally, in Frankford

Police are seeking suspects in a double shooting that left one man dead Thursday night in Frankford.

Two 25-year-old men were walking north on Akron Street near Pratt about 9:45 p.m. when two unknown men approached them and one began firing, said Officer Christine O'Brien, a police spokeswoman.

One victim was hit twice in the chest and shoulder, and the gunman then shot the other man once in the right thigh, O'Brien said. The first victim died at Temple University Hospital about 45 minutes later, while the other was treated and released, she said.

Missing boater found dead in Delaware River

The body of a missing boater was found in the Delaware River yesterday, authorities said.

The discovery was made about 6:30 p.m. in the area near Delaware Avenue and Linden Street in Holmesburg. Authorities said the body was confirmed to be that of a 66-year-old man who fell off of his boat Wednesday. The man's name was not released.

A person on a WaveRunner alerted police after spotting the body floating in the water.

According to 6ABC, police said the man was on a 24-foot sailboat with four friends when it was overturned Wednesday night following the thunderstorm. The station reported that four people made it safely to shore.

13,000 still without power last night

Thunderstorms knocked out power to about 155,000 customers, but PECO crews had power restored to all but about 13,000 customers by last evening, a spokeswoman said.

Most of those still without power by 6 p.m. yesterday were in Chester County, said PECO spokeswoman Romona Riscoe Benson.

PECO serves more than 1.6 million electric customers and nearly 500,000 natural gas customers in Philadelphia and Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and York counties.

- Dana DiFilippo and Solomon Leach

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