N. Phila. body found in trash bag

July 19, 2008 9:04:28 PM PDT
Residents in a North Philadelphia neighborhood had noticed a strange odor coming from a vacant lot. Saturday night police figured out where it was coming from. They found a body lying in a weedy area of the lot, along the 2800 block of Germantown Avenue. The corpse had been placed in a trash bag, taped together, and obscured by a futon mattress.

Homicide detectives don't know if the person was murdered. In fact, they don't know the person's identity or gender.

The medical examiner will conduct an autopsy to find answers to their many questions.