Public's help sought for ID of body in plastic container in Philadelphia

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Thursday, August 6, 2020
Woman's body found in plastic container in Philadelphia's Grays Ferry section
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Philadelphia police were investigating a suspicious death in the city's Grays Ferry section on Wednesday morning.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Police are asking for help from the public in identifying a woman whose body was found last month in a large plastic container on a south Philadelphia street.

The badly decomposed remains were found July 15 in a gray container wrapped in plastic wrap in the Grays Ferry section of the city. The case was labeled a suspicious death, and there was no immediate word on what may have caused the woman's death.

Police said the woman's age and race were unknown but she was 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-7 with dark straight hair, wearing a green tank top and multi-colored leggings and had a bandage on her right forearm.

They also say she had a tattoo of a rose on her upper back with the possible words "R.I.P Jassy 5-11-08."

Anyone with information is asked to call homicide detectives.

-- The Associated Press contributed to this story.