Police ID body of man discovered in trash can in Olney

Authorities have identified the body of a man who was discovered inside of a trash can Tuesday afternoon in Olney.

Police say Darius Cheeseboro Jr., 22, was found on the 600 block of West Rockland Street shortly after 1:30 p.m. 

Darius Cheeseboro Jr. was found dead Tuesday. He leaves behind two young daughters and a fiancée.

Law enforcement sources tell FOX 29 that the body may have been there since around Christmas. Sources say a 14-year-old girl told a school official that her current boyfriend may have killed her ex-boyfriend. After police were called, they discovered the Cheeseboro's body inside a trash can. 

"That investigation is still very active and so we have to be very guarded with information we reveal about that," Philadelphia Police Staff Inspector Sekou Kinnebrew said.

It's believed Cheesboro was beaten and stabbed inside a home on Fairhill Street, which is about a block away from where the body was found.

"He was an all-around good kid," the victim's father, Darius Cheeseboro Sr., told FOX 29. "His siblings loved him. He was an awesome big brother. He was a great child, very respectful."

Cheeseboro leaves behind two young daughters and a fiancée.

So far, no arrests have been made. This is an ongoing investigation.


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