Body of girl, 17, found along Delaware Canal Towpath

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Friday, January 6, 2017

BRISTOL, Pa. (WPVI) -- Police in Bucks County are investigating after a 17-year-old girl's body was found along the Delaware Canal towpath.

Police were called to the area of Green Lane and Route 13 in Bristol, Pa. at 3:26 p.m. Wednesday.

According to sources, her body was found by a homeless man nearby, who put her in a shopping cart and went to that location for help.

However, arriving medics found the teen was already dead.

There was no immediate word on the cause of death. For now, police are treating it as suspicious.

Investigators are awaiting the results of toxicology tests.

EDITOR'S NOTE: A previous version of this story used a name believed to be the identity of the teen based on information provided by law enforcement sources. That name has been removed due to questions about the validity of that information.