Body found along Holme Avenue

Phil­adelphia’s med­ic­al ex­am­iner and po­lice hom­icide de­tect­ives are in­vest­ig­at­ing the death of a North­east wo­man whose body was found on Tues­day morn­ing along Holme Av­en­ue near the Holme-Crispin Cemetery.

Au­thor­it­ies have not ruled the case a murder and have not de­term­ined the cause of death. 

A pass­er-by found the body at 6:12 a.m., ac­cord­ing to a po­lice spokes­wo­man. Me­dia re­ports that the wo­man was a strangled jog­ger were un­con­firmed as of Tues­day af­ter­noon, the spokes­wo­man said.

The vic­tim was a 46-year-old res­id­ent of the neigh­bor­hood near the cemetery on Holme Av­en­ue near Con­vent Lane. The buri­al ground abuts the Crispin Gar­dens ball­fields and Pennypack Park. It is the fi­nal rest­ing place of Wil­li­am Penn’s sur­vey­or gen­er­al, Thomas Holme, and his ex­ten­ded fam­ily. ••

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