Northeast Times

Corpse found in Poquessing Creek

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Au­thor­it­ies re­main stumped about cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing the dis­cov­ery of a dead per­son in the Poquess­ing Creek on Sunday af­ter­noon.

A man who was feed­ing ducks in the woods near the 3500 block of Vin­ton Road found the un­re­spons­ive male face down in the creek at about 12:45 p.m. Med­ics pro­nounced the vic­tim dead at the scene and took him to the med­ic­al ex­am­iner’s of­fice, said Of­ficer Jill­ian Rus­sell, a Phil­adelphia po­lice spokes­wo­man.

The dead per­son is still be­ing re­ferred to as “John Doe.” A cause of death has not been de­term­ined.

He was de­scribed as be­ing in his late teens or early 20s, hav­ing a light com­plex­ion and stand­ing 5 feet 5 inches tall. He had no overt signs of trau­mat­ic in­jur­ies. He was wear­ing blue jeans, a blue jeans jack­et and a blue wrist­band.

Call 911 to re­port in­form­a­tion about the case. ••

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