PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia police are investigating the suspicious death of a woman whose body was found a short distance from where the “Kensington strangler” has been striking.

The body of a female believed to be in her 20s was found Wednesday afternoon in a trash-littered lot in the 100 block of Tusculum Street.

Investigators said a female anonymously called police at about 5 p.m. after spotting the woman’s body in the lot.

Police said the woman was undressed from the waist down and she apparently had a plastic bag over her face. Early appearances indicate that the woman may have been strangled, but that was not immediately confirmed.

The location where the woman was found is in the same neighborhood where the “Kensington strangler” has killed two women and sexually assaulted four other women.

The strangler is suspected of murdering 21-year-old Elaine Goldberg and 35-year-old Nicole Piacentini. Goldberg was found dead on November 3 in a vacant lot and Piacentini was found dead in an abandoned property on November 16.

An autopsy will be performed on the unidentified woman found Wednesday to determine an exact cause of death.

The discovery remains under police investigation.

Reported By: Walt Hunter, CBS 3

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