PHILADELPHIA, PA – A chilling discovery was made in Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties neighborhood when a man’s body was found in the trunk of a parked car. The 31-year-old victim was found wrapped in a tarp inside of a white Jeep Grand Cherokee on Sunday afternoon. The vehicle was parked on North 5th Street, in front of a residential complex known as the Block Apartments.
The disturbing discovery of the man’s body has sent shockwaves through the community. Michael Delmastro, a local resident, was particularly shaken, having parked in the same spot just days before the discovery. He returned home on Sunday to find his quiet neighborhood turned into a crime scene.
The unsettling event has left residents with a myriad of questions. Delmastro, for instance, is curious about how the authorities were tipped off about the body. The body was hidden from view, so he wonders who made the initial discovery of the remains. As the investigation unfolds, information about the man’s death has been hard to come by. Both residents and law enforcement are hoping that footage from surveillance cameras in the area will provide some answers.
The identity of the victim and the cause of death remain undisclosed. No weapons have been found in relation to the incident. Despite Philadelphia’s notorious crime rate, residents of Northern Liberties were taken aback by the incident, stating that such events are rare in their community.