A gruesome discovery in the Kensington section of the city early Monday morning has sparked a police investigation.
Investigators say the body of a 23-year-old woman was found inside a duffel bag on the 2200 block of North 3rd Street in the city's Kensington neighborhood around 5:45 a.m. The victim may be a college student, according to authorities.
A man discovered the woman's remains wrapped in a trash bag and stuffed inside a duffel bag as he was looking through trash outside a building on 2224 N. 3rd St., according to officials.
Police also say a burning car may be connected to the unidentified woman's death. It was found on the 1600 block of South Bambrey Street in South Philadelphia around 2:30 a.m. Monday.
According to NBC10 sources, the car is a 2011 Toyota registered to a man living in Oklahoma City.
Officials have not yet determined the cause of death or how long the body was inside the bag.
This story is developing. Stay with NBC10.com for updates.