Philadelphia man facing charges after father found dead in freezer

The discovery was made on December 23, 2022, at a home on the 1200 block of Snyder Avenue.

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According to police, the person of interest was taken into custody at The Franklin Institute on Friday afternoon. No charges have been filed.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A Philadelphia man is facing charges in connection with the death of his father whose body was found inside a freezer in South Philadelphia.

The discovery was made on December 23, 2022, at a home on the 1200 block of Snyder Avenue.

On Saturday, police identified the victim as 54-year-old Thi Dinh.

Police say the victim's son, 27-year-old Jack Dinh, was arrested on charges of homicide, possessing instruments of crime and abuse of corpse.

Jack Dinh

According to investigators, family members responded to the home for a wellness check. When they got to the row home, they reportedly found blood and a knife inside and called police.

Arriving officers found Thi Dinh's body face down in the freezer box.

Jack Dinh is being held without bail at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility.

A motive for the crime is still under investigation.