Tip from teen girl leads Philadelphia police to body in trash can

By KYW Newsradio 1060

UPDATED: 8:45 a.m.

"It’s disturbing that somebody would do something like this to a human being — discard them like trash. We’re fortunate that the student did come forward," said acting Police Commissioner Christine Coulter. "Because I don’t know how much longer it would have taken to discover the person’s body and make those attempts to identify and notify their family."

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That girl, Coulter says, is being treated as a witness and as of now it looks like she wasn’t criminally involved.

Cops found the body in a trash can at 6th and Rockland streets in Hunting Park around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Coulter says the girl knew the person or people who killed the man, but the exact relationships among them — the teen, the victim and the killer or killers — hasn’t been made clear publicly yet.

So far, police have made no arrests.