Large crime scene set up after body found in Chester, Pa. park

Chopper 6 was overhead on Tuesday as investigators, working under a tent, sifted through dirt.
CHESTER, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- The FBI is assisting local authorities in digging up a park in Chester, Pennsylvania after a buried body was found on Monday evening.

Chopper 6 was overhead on Tuesday as investigators, working under a tent, sifted through dirt.

The Chester Police Department was called to Deshong Park around 7:15 p.m. Monday for the report of a body in a wooded area.

Arriving officers were directed to a part of the park off of East 11th Street. Once there, police say they located the remains of an unknown person.

"It was actually an individual flagged down one of our police officers. We get notified of another local resident that was walking through the park, of seeing another individual back there, and that's what sparked the investigation," said Chester Police Commissioner Steven Gretsky.

The case is being investigated as a homicide, Gretsky said, and that a homeless person who lives in the same wooded area is now being questioned as a person of interest.

"We do have a crime scene set up. FBI is back there with our investigation unit, and county detectives and we are canvassing the area," he said. "This is an open investigation."
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