Body With Gunshot Wound Found After House Fire In Kingsessing

By Al Novack

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Police say a fire might have been set to cover up a murder in the city’s Kingsessing section Wednesday morning.

The unidentified victim was found with a gunshot wound to the head on the second level of a row home near the intersection of 59th and Springfield streets.

The one-alarm fire was reported at about 7:30 and quickly extinguished. Firefighters discovered body during a secondary search of the property.

Homicide detectives and the fire marshal are conducting a joint investigation.

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