Police ID Man Found Dead in Suitcase in Delaware County

Police identified a man who was found dead inside a suitcase in Delaware County Thursday afternoon.

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. On Friday police identified the victim as 40-year-old Scott Stephen Bernheisel. Bernheisel's last known address was in Philadelphia, according to records.

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.

Officials have not yet revealed a cause or manner of death. They continue to investigate.

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