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Skeletal Body Pulled from Bridesburg Lot

On Sunday, Nov. 20, po­lice re­covered a semi-skelet­al body from long va­cant Cokies lot.

Po­lice have re­covered a body found hanging from a tree in the prob­lem­at­ic Cokies lot in Brides­burg on Sunday, Nov. 20.

Ac­cord­ing to Phil­adelphia po­lice spokes­wo­man Christine O’Bri­en, at about 2:37 p.m. that day, po­lice found the body in a wooded area of the site along the 2800 block of Le­fevre Street. The body found at the Cokies site – a pop­u­lar gath­er­ing des­tin­a­tion for area teens – was hanging by the neck from a rope.

She said that the body ap­peared to be in an “ad­vanced state of de­com­pos­i­tion” and was “semi-skelet­al” when it was re­moved from the lot.

Po­lice said an autopsy may de­term­ine the cause of death, the per­son’s gender and how long the body was ex­posed to the ele­ments.

Po­lice are in­vest­ig­at­ing the in­cid­ent as a pos­sible sui­cide, she said. ••

Re­port­er Hay­den Mit­man can be reached at 215-354-3124 or hmit­man@bsmphilly.com 

You can reach at hmitman@bsmphilly.com.

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