Cause of Death Revealed of Man Found Dead in Suitcase in Delaware County

The man who was found dead inside a suitcase in Delaware County Thursday afternoon died of multiple blunt force injuries and was also stabbed according to the Delaware County Medical Examiner.

According to a report, released Saturday, 40-year-old Scott Stephen Bernheisel's death was listed as a homicide.

Bernheisel's identity was released by police on Friday. Bernheisel's last known address was in Philadelphia, according to records.

A dog walker was walking in the area of the old Westinghouse plant Thursday near 2nd Street in Tinicum, Pennsylvania -- not far from Philadelphia International Airport -- when he saw the suitcase, said the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office.

The man called police who came out and unzipped the suitcase to discover the man’s body stuffed inside the large brown case.

Jim Martin -- who walks his dog in the area called "Back Road" that sits just below flights paths -- said that he saw the case in the weeds a few days back and he noticed something strange about it.

"I smelled a smell -- you mentally think something, then you're like pause, pause it's my imagination," said Martin.

The Investigation continued.

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