Body of Man Found Burned Near Bridesburg Garbage Plant in Philadelphia

Shell casings, as many as eight, were found near the burned corpse.

The body of a man was found burned near a garbage processing plant in the Bridesburg section of Philadelphia early Saturday and police believe he may have been shot numerous times as well.

Officers found the victim in the middle of 2900 Orthodox Street after responding to the report of a fire. Shell casings found around the body suggest the victim was also shot as many as eight times. Investigators also said the victim's torso was missing and he had tattoos, including the letter "K" on his arm, that were partially visible on his charred remains. Detectives also believe the victim was bound before he was killed.

The body was near a garbage facility, which continued to operate as detectives and crime scene analysts processed the scene. The man was pronounced dead about 5:30 a.m.

Sources told NBC10 identification was found near the man's body though it's unclear whether the ID belongs to the victim. The identification was for a man apparently from the Fairhill section of North Philadelphia.

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