Police: Man found dead in trunk of burning Jeep was shot, stabbed

Philadelphia police have identified a man they say was found dead inside a burning Jeep on Tuesday. 

Just before noon, officers responded to a parking lot on the 2700 block of South 3rd Street, where a Jeep was seen smoking.

The fire department arrived on scene and quickly extinguished the flames. Responding firefighters located a body in the rear cargo area.


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The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and has been identified as 43-year-old Joslyn Morgan.

Investigators say Morgan sustained a gunshot wound to the forehead and a stab wound to the neck. His body was found wrapped in a blanket. 

Police have not yet identified a suspect, but say they are likely looking for a male with a medium to heavy build, who was wearing a jacket with the hood up.

The investigation is ongoing.


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