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July 12, 2017

Police: Woman found dead in vehicle at Wendy's drive-thru in Northeast Philly

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Wendy's at 2301 Cottman Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia.

UPDATE (7/12/17): The death of a woman found inside a vehicle at Wendy's on Tuesday afternoon was caused by a medical condition and is no longer deemed suspicious, Philadelphia police said Wednesday.  

A spokesperson for the police department's public affairs office explained that the driver of the vehicle appears to have pulled over at Wendy's on the way to a local hospital. As the victim's condition worsened on the way to the hospital, the driver stopped to notify emergency personnel. 

Philadelphia police are investigating the suspicious death of a woman who was found unresponsive Tuesday afternoon in the rear passenger seat of a car passing through a Wendy's drive-thru.

Authorities said the discovery was made around 2:30 p.m. at the Wendy's at 2301 Cottman Ave. near the Roosevelt Mall. 

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The 57-year-old victim, who was not identified, was pronounced dead by medics at the scene. She had been deceased "for some time" before authorities received a call, police said.

Investigators said the woman was inside a civilian vehicle but did not provide any information about the driver of the car or how the woman's condition was reported to police. 

No arrests were made and the woman's death remains under investigation.