Dismembered remains found in trash in Frankford were from a dog, police say

Police are investigating after a body was found inside a trash bag Thursday morning in Frankford.

Philadelphia police now say that remains found in a number of trashcans in Frankford Thursday morning belonged to a dog, and were not human remains.

The gruesome discovery was made by sanitation workers who were collecting trash along the 5800 block of Harbison Street just after 8 a.m.

Police originally indicated the remains were found in trash bags and believed to be human remains. 

The medical examiner arrived on the scene later in the morning and determined that the remains were actually from a deceased dog, according to police.



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