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December 05, 2015

Police: Decomposed body found near Bartram's Garden in West Philly

Investigators seek to identify victim

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John Bartam's House at Bartram's Garden in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia police are investigating after a decomposed body was discovered Saturday afternoon near Bartram's Garden in West Philadelphia.

Authorities say the body was found around 12:34 p.m. in a wooded area near 53rd Street and Bartram Drive, NBC 10 reports.

Police were not yet able to determine the victim's gender or cause of death.