Body of woman found in trash can in PA neighborhood

Posted at 11:05 AM, Feb 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-17 12:05:17-05

PHILADELPHIA (KYW/CNN) – Philadelphia police are trying to figure out how a woman's body ended up in a trash can.

Dennis Brabham says he can't believe it.

"This is a quiet neighborhood we don't really have anything around here like that," said Brabham. 

Police were called to the 1800 block of Cliveden Street in Mt. Airy around 9 a.m. Saturday after a resident picking up after his dog noticed a human foot in a trash can.

Authorities say they found a female body inside the trash can in a bag, covered by a blanket.

The woman has not been identified.

Police have also not released her age but she was pronounced dead about a half hour after police arrived on scene.

"This doesn't go down over here. This is Mt. Airy/West Oak Lane. Not a body in a bag. No. Never," said a neighbor. 

A neighbor who wished to remain anonymous says he left his construction job in Quakertown when he heard the news.

Stunned to see this in a community he says is full of homeowners who never cause trouble.

"It's despicable. I'm in an uproar. When I found out it found out right there 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 any possible suspects.

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