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.
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Investigators blocked off North 13th Street under the Convention Center as they searched for clues. No arrests have been made.
Homicides in the city are up 30% so far in 2021 compared to 2020, with at least 151 people killed in Philadelphia to date.