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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Police are investigating after a woman’s body was found in a trash bag in Mount Airy. The body was found at 8:52 a.m. Saturday on the 1800 block of East Cliveden Street.
Authorities said the woman’s body was inside a trash can in a bag, covered by a blanket.
Police pronounced the woman dead about 30 minutes after arriving on the scene. The woman has not been identified.
Dennis Brabham, a neighbor, told Eyewitness News that the man who discovered the body was walking his dog Saturday morning when his dog when to relieve itself.
When the man went to discard his dog’s waste, he saw a foot in a trash can and called police.
Brabham was shocked that something like this would happen in the area.
“This is a quiet neighborhood,” said Brabham. “We don’t really have all of that – anything like that.”
Another neighbor, who wished to remain anonymous, said he left his construction job in Bucks County when he heard the news.
He was stunned to see this in a community he said is full of homeowners who never cause trouble.
“It’s despicable,” said the man. “Honestly, I’m in an uproar. When I found out that it happened right here, this close, down the block from my house. No, this is a family-orientated neighborhood. Not only block. Neighborhood.”
No arrests have been made at this point, and no word from police about a potential suspect.