Police: Person of interest in custody after body of man found in South Philadelphia rowhome freezer
SOUTH 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 Snyder 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 a.m., officials say.
FOX 29 was on Snyder Avenue when homicide detectives and law enforcement personnel sectioned off the area and began investigating.
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Police did not release additional information Friday morning, but sources told 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.
Late Friday afternoon, officials announced a person of interest was in custody, though no charges had been filed. No further information regarding the case was released.