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Gruesome Discovery: Noose Found Near Body In Delaware County Creek

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NETHER PROVIDENCE, Pa. (CBS) — A young boy and his grandfather out for a stroll made a gruesome discovery.

Eyewitnesses say they found a headless body in a Delaware County creek.

Police confirm they responded to the 800 block of Avondale Road in the area of the Crum Creek shortly after 10 o’clock Wednesday morning.

Chief Thomas Flannery, with the Nether Providence Township Police Department said, “The body was located there. Body of a male who was badly decomposed and been there for a little while, and there’s no identification on the person.”

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Police say that while it is early, it appears the man may have been dead for a week or two. Sources tell Eyewitness News that investigators found a noose near the body. Currently, police say there is no indication of foul play, but the exact cause of death and the man’s identity remain a mystery.

Chief Flannery explained that the case is, “still under investigation. There is a missing person out of Radnor, but we do not have any information that this individual is the same. We do not know.”

Family and friends recently reported 45-year-old Gerald Christopher missing. Police say the personal trainer from Radnor hasn’t been seen or heard from since June 1st.

On Tuesday, Radnor police held a press conference asking the public to be on the lookout and adding they do not suspect foul play in that case.

Meanwhile, police say the recovered body has been taken to the Delaware County Medical Examiner’s Office as part of the ongoing investigation.

Reported by Elizabeth Hur, CBS3

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