PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Pennsylvania State Police are investigating human remains discovered inside a storage facility in the Frankford section of Philadelphia. Police confirm to CBS3 the remains are believed to be that of a woman who was reported missing from north-central Pennsylvania in 2003.
State police sources have identified the remains as those believed to be 37-year-old Brenda Jacobs.READ MORE: Philadelphia's First Parade Celebrating All Winter Holidays Takes Place Saturday
Sources say Jacobs was killed and then placed inside the storage facility. Jacobs, a mother of two from Williamsport, disappeared from her home in Lycoming County in 2003.
Investigators say 49-year-old Jade Babcock, the victim’s ex-boyfriend, has been taken into custody. Babcock has been charged with abuse of corpse and other related charges.
BREAKING: State Police investigating human remains discovered inside a Frankford storage facility. Sources say it’s believed to be a case of homicide involving a missing person from 2003 from north central Pennsylvania. A person of interest is in custody. @CBSPhilly
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Neighbors say police were out on the block in force on Monday at the intersection of Westmoreland Street and Frankford Avenue.READ MORE: Man Struck, Killed By Vehicle In North Philadelphia, Police Say
CBS3 obtained surveillance video when state police investigators descended on the storage warehouse.
A tip led troopers to the storage facility after the person of interest allegedly bragged about having locked away the remains of an ex-lover at the location. A witness to the alleged confession provided state police with a detailed statement earlier this week.
Neighbors were shaken with what brought police to their street.
“It’s crazy how people would do something like that,” Evelyn Garcia said.MORE NEWS: Gov. Tom Wolf Visits Chester, Praises Organizations Working To Make Streets Safer From Gun Violence
The storage facility manager declined to comment.