Police: Woman's body found inside plastic container in South Philadelphia

Authorities are investigating after they say a woman's body was found inside a plastic container wrapped in Saran Wrap Wednesday morning in South Philadelphia.

The gruesome discovery was made on the 3000 block of Wharton Street just before 10 a.m.

“My cousin walked past and said, ‘Cuz, U think there’s a body in here.’ He’s like, ‘For real, Cuz?’ I was like, ‘Yeah!’ But, we thought it was the trash smell throwing us off. Sure enough, this morning we woke up and my aunt and them said it’s a whole body in there,” Stardeeta Taylor explained.

Witnesses say they saw a man who noticed the container and the smell.

“I was like, ‘What is he doing?’ A cop came up and he must have told the cop. He smelled the odor and then all the other police officers came,” stated Sabrina Taylor.

Other neighbors say the container had been there for at least a day, if not up to a week.

“We need to know so we can protect ourselves. I have a beautiful daughter. I would have passed out this morning if that was my daughter in a tub right there. I’m just…I don’t know who the person is, but I’m hurt,” remarked one neighbor.

Police have no identified the victim. They also did not confirm how long the woman was inside the bin and on the corner.

"Who is it? Where they come from? We gotta know something!" Stardeeta Taylor exclaimed. 

And, then they drop it right in our community,” Sabrina Taylor added.


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