By Dan Wing, Trang Do and Joe Holden
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Homicide detectives are investigating after a woman’s body was found in Fairmount Park Tuesday morning. Police identified her as 26-year-old, Toy Charda Bryant from Chester.
A young couple driving through Fairmount Park, on their way to work, made the terrifying discovery.
According to authorities, she was found face-down and handcuffed around 8:15 a.m. on Georges Hill Drive by a passerby.
She had also been stabbed and was pronounced dead at the scene.
No weapon was found at the scene.
“They found an unidentified black female who was handcuffed with her hands to the front,” said Capt. James Clark of the Philadelphia Police. “She had been stabbed multiple times and she was shot one time in the back of the head.” Clark added that the woman had defensive wounds, showing that she may have fought back.
“I believe that she was in a fight for her life,” he said. Clark added that the victim had three distinctive tattoos that should help her be identified. She had the word “loyal,” across her chest, the word cash with a “K,” and a dollar sign on her right wrist and a rose tattoo on her right thigh.
Police believe that Bryant was killed elsewhere and placed in Fairmount Park.
David Cooper says he often brings his kids to the park.
“It’s sad.. sad. It’s scary, really. You can’t even sit at a park anymore.”