Possibly Dismembered Body Pulled from Schuylkill River

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    Police respond after finding a body in the Schuylkill River.

    Police plucked what witnesses say was a partially dismembered body from the Schuylkill River this morning.

    Philadelphia Police responded to the river near the 1300 block of Schuylkill Avenue in the city’s Grays Ferry neighborhood around 8 a.m.

    The police marine unit pulled the body from the river and placed it in a parking lot near the Dupont Crescent Trail just below the Grays Ferry Avenue Bridge -- that’s close to the FedEx shipping center.

    The unidentified body was covered with a sheet when NBC10 cameras arrived on the scene.

    Philadelphia Police didn’t say if there were any signs of trauma to the body.

    A witness, who asked not to be identified, told NBC10 that the body appeared to be dismembered.

    The medical examiner would determine an exact cause of death.

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