The body of a man beaten to death was found near the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Center City Philadelphia Tuesday morning.
Police responded to North 13th Street, near Arch Street, just before 7:30 a.m. They found a 48-year-old man unresponsive on the sidewalk and medics declared him dead minutes later.
A pipe was found near the assaulted man's body, Philadelphia police said.
Investigators blocked off North 13th Street under the Convention Center as they searched for clues. No arrests have been made.
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