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July 17, 2018

Police: Human skeletal remains found in suitcase in Southwest Philly

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Philadelphia police are investigating after human skeletal remains were discovered Tuesday afternoon in a suitcase found on the street nearby Bartram's Garden.

Authorities said the suitcase was found by a passerby in the 2700 block of Ruby Terrace, just a short distance from the welcome center to the 45-acre riverfront landmark.

The suitcase was reported to police around 4:15 p.m. and police held the scene.

Officials at Bartram's Garden said it appears the suitcase was found in Bertram's Village, a Philadelphia Housing Authority community located next to the garden. 

Police said their investigation remains in its preliminary stages and its initial findings may be subject to change.


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