Philly Police discover body in house on Gum Street


The identity of a body found inside an abandoned house in west Philadelphia is being sought by police. 

Officers responded to the 900 block of Gum Street near Lewis Avenue at approximately 10:20 a.m. on Wednesday after receiving a call of a possible deceased body. 

The identity has not been determined as an investigation continues, the post says.

The body is being sent to state Crime Lab in Jackson for an autopsy and positive identification. 

Updates will be made as more information is available.

If any one has any information on this case please contact the Philadelphia Police Department at 601-656-2131.

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