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May 30, 2015

Cause of death determined for man found in suitcase in Delco

The cause of death has been determined for a man whose body was found in a suitcase in Tinicum Township. 

According to 6 ABC, The Delaware County Medical Examiner determined that 40-year-old Scott Stephen Bernheisel died from blunt force injuries. He also suffered a stab wound to the neck.

Bernheisel's body was discovered by a man walking his dog near Philadelphia International Airport who noticed a foul odor coming from a suitcase along the side of the road. The man opened it to find the body and contacted authorities.

Investigators believe the body was left in the suitcase for 3-5 days. The district attorney's office is calling the death suspicious while the investigation continues. 

Those with information regarding Bernheisegl's death are asked to call Delaware County Detective Sergeant William Gordon at 610-891-4703 or Sergeant James Y. Simpkins of Tinicum Township Police at 610-521-3830.

Read more at 6 ABC.