A Philadelphia Serial Killer on the Loose?

Yesterday, on July 18th at 11:30 a.m., Pennsylvania State Police responded to the report of a suspicious person off the Allegheny Avenue off-ramp. When they arrived to the scene they found the body of a man near the exit ramp.

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An investigation is currently under way to identify the victim and to determine the cause of death.

No link has been made, but this is the third body that was found in Philadelphia within the last two days.

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The same morning, at 9:40 a.m., a man’s body was found wrapped in plastic wrap. A Spring Garden neighborhood property owner discovered the body in a home that is under renovation to be converted into an apartment. Needless to say, an investigation is currently underway.
“We don’t know his manner of death other than it’s clearly under suspicious circumstances,” Philadelphia Police Homicide Capt. Jack Ryan said. “Clearly he didn’t do it himself.”

Okay, so this is all getting a little weird and our true crime minds are spinning… obviously this guy didn’t do it himself!! 

Now didn’t I mention something about a third body?!

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Tuesday afternoon, at 4:15 p.m., the body of a woman was found stuffed in a suitcase in Southwest Philadelphia. A passerby made the discovery while walking by a 2-foot-by-2-foot suitcase on the sidewalk within a housing development.

They noticed a strong odor and maggots coming from inside the luggage. They then uncovered the remains of an unidentified woman inside. As with the other bodies, investigators are working to identify the woman and determine the cause of death.

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Unfortunately, cities are plagued with murder and death. Rates typically increase during the the warmer summer months. Clearly, the City of Brotherly Love is no exception to those statistics.

But what is going on here?! Three mysterious bodies all with mysterious deaths. Could Philly have a serial killer? I sure hope not, but I do hope that we come to the bottom of what happened to these people.

This hits close to home for us here at The Hex Files and I will update the post as details emerge. Stay safe out there, Philly!