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Published on April 16, 2024
Police Investigate After Body Found in Wissahickon Creek in Philadelphia's Manayunk SectionSource: Unsplash/ Hiroshi Kimura

An unidentified body was discovered early Tuesday in Wissahickon Creek in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia, a grim find that has triggered a police investigation. According to 6abc, the body was located around 7 a.m. in the 5000 block of Ridge Avenue by a passerby who promptly informed the authorities.

Upon recovery, the deceased was pronounced dead at the scene, and the male victim was estimated to be between 25 to 30 years of age, he was found with no visible trauma according to NBC Philadelphia. Detectives have begun piecing together the circumstances of the person's death, as the body appeared to have been in the water for a sustained period raising questions about the time and cause of death, pointed out in a statement by police officials.

The investigation by Philadelphia police into the incident is presently ongoing with more details expected to be released as they become available. Patch reported that while the authorities have not yet identified the individual, they do not suspect immediate foul play due to the absence of visible wounds or trauma on the man's corpse.

Residents who frequently traverse the Manayunk area are unsettled by the discovery and awaiting further information on the possible identity and cause of death of the person. Police urge anyone with potential insights to come forward and assist in the resolution of this case; those with information are encouraged to contact the local precinct.