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Workers Find Burned Body Inside Closed Restaurant Near Philadelphia Mills Mall

The workers were at the former Sushi Kingdom restaurant on the 400 block of Franklin Mills Circle when they found an unresponsive man who was badly burnt inside.

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    A burned body was found inside a vacant restaurant outside the Philadelphia Mills Mall on Monday. NBC10’s Lauren Mayk has the latest developments. (Published Monday, April 17, 2017)

    An investigation is underway after construction workers found a burned body inside a closed restaurant near the Philadelphia Mills Mall Monday afternoon.

    The contractors made the discovery when they arrived at the former Sushi Kingdom restaurant on the 400 block of Franklin Mills Circle to fix broken windows. The restaurant has been vacant for more than a year. As they prepared to make the repairs, they found an unidentified man's body inside the restaurant. The man was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:24 p.m. 

    Burned Body Found Near Philadelphia Mills Mall

    [PHI] Burned Body Found Near Philadelphia Mills Mall

    NBC10 is following breaking news out of Northeast Philadelphia where a burned body was discovered in a vacant restaurant near the Philadelphia Mills Mall. NBC10’s Lauren Mayk reports from the scene.

    (Published Monday, April 17, 2017)

    "When they went in to see what kind of tools they were gonna need for the job, they discovered a body in a room that was charred," Philadelphia Police Lieutenant Dennis Rosenbaum said.

    Police said the body was burned but not the room. They don't believe the body was brought in from somewhere else however. 

    "From what we're looking at, from our experience, we think it happened here," Lieutenant Rosenbaum said.

    Officials have not yet revealed the victim’s identity or a cause of death. While police say they've gotten reports of squatters in the area, they haven't gotten any reports of trespassing at the specific property. They continue to investigate.