UPPER PROVIDENCE TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) – Workers checking for damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene yesterday discovered a man’s burning body in a Delaware County park.
Police say the workers were looking for downed trees when they saw what they thought was a brush fire on Monday afternoon at Hautman Park in Upper Providence Township. They soon realized it was a body that was ablaze.
An autopsy was planned to determine the man’s cause of death. A wallet was found not far from the scene, but police were not immediately releasing the name on the identification found inside.
Upper Providence police sergeant Michael Langdale says the small park is used mostly by people taking strolls or walking their dogs.
Reported by Molly Daly, KYW Newsradio 1060