PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Police Department has launched an investigation after officers made a disturbing discovery in a South Philadelphia rowhome.
Law enforcement sources first told FOX 29’s Steve Keeley that a dead body was discovered in the freezer of a rowhome on the 1200 block of Synder Avenue.
Sources also said a significant amount of blood was discovered on the scene.
According to police, the body, later identified as a man, was discovered in a freezer in the basement around 6:28 a.m. Friday.
Medics pronounced the man dead at 6:50 p.m., officials say.
FOX 29 was on Synder Avenue when homicide detectives and law enforcement personnel sectioned off the area and began investigating.
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Police have not released any additional information, but sources tell Keeley the man was discovered face down with a bag over his head.
Sources also say a knife was discovered at the scene, but police have not said if a stabbing caused the man’s death.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.