MARPLE TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) — Marple Township Police are investigating after a man’s body was found at the Broomall Auto Body on Wednesday morning. The auto body shop is owned by 57-year-old George Hughes, Jr. who has been missing since last week.
Police have yet to confirm the identity of the deceased body. However, they say the clothing closely resembles the one worn by Hughes at the time of his disappearance.READ MORE: Phillies' Bryce Harper Out Indefinitely With Broken Thumb After Being Hit By Pitch In 4-2 Win Over Padres
Hughes was last seen at the Edgmont Square Shopping Center in Newtown Square on May 16.Philadelphia Weather: Tracking Possible Showers And Storms For The Fourth Of July Weekend
“This is not characteristic of him, he has never taken off like this before and we don’t understand what has happened,” Debbie O’Connor, his sister, said. “He is normally a very jovial, fun-loving person. He’s been struggling lately, COVID has not helped anyone, but he has been somewhat down.”MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Police Find Man's Body Burned, Possibly Shot In East Mount Airy
An autopsy will be conducted to confirm the male’s identity and cause of death.