Woman found beaten to death in abandoned Kensington home ID'd

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Police are investigating after a woman was found dead inside an abandoned home in Philadelphia's Kensington section. (WPVI)

Police have identified a woman found beaten to death inside an abandoned home in Philadelphia's Kensington section.

The victim, 30-year-old Paula McCafferty, was discovered around 2:30 p.m. Saturday on the 2900 block of Rosehill Street.

Officers say they were tipped off to the homicide after they conducted a pedestrian stop. That person told them to check the home.

When they did, they found McCafferty's body.

"Once they got inside on the first floor, they found she had apparently been bludgeoned to death," said Philadelphia Police Capt. James Clark.

Police say McCafferty was beaten in the head, and pronounced dead on the scene by medics.

Neighbors tell Action News the abandoned property is a known drug house. It was in such poor conditions, the detectives wore hazmat suits as they investigated.

They carried away the front door of the home for evidence.

One person was questioned, but so far no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.
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