A 911 call about a Jeep on fire in the parking lot of a busy South Philadelphia shopping center led to the discovery of a body.
Someone called 911 just before noon Tuesday to report smoke coming from a Jeep parked in the lot near the old Toys R Us store off Oregon Avenue near 3rd Street, Philadelphia police said.
Firefighters put out the fire then found 43-year-old Joslyn Morgan wrapped in a blanket in the back cargo area of the Jeep, which has New Jersey plates. Morgan, who hailed from Sprague Street in East Germantown, had been shot in the forehead and stabbed in the neck, police said.
Medics pronounced Morgan dead a short time later as police began their investigation into the death, police said.
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The crime scene is near a McDonald’s restaurant, mattress store and wireless store.
Police didn't have a specific description of a suspect outside of saying he is probably a medium to heavy built man who was wearing a jacket with the hood up.