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Philly Student Leads Police to Dead Body in Trashcan

Philadelphia police discovered a body in a trashcan Tuesday afternoon after a student described a murder she witnessed last year, investigators said

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Philadelphia police discovered a body in a trashcan Tuesday afternoon after a student described a murder she witnessed last year, investigators said.

The student reported to her school on Tuesday that she had witnessed a homicide back in December on 6th and Rockland streets. The Philadelphia School District then contacted police.

Police identified the body as that of 22-year-old Darius Cheeseboro.

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Police officers arrived at 6th and Rockland around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and found Cheeseboro inside a trashcan.

Two people were taken into custody and questioned in connection to the victim's death but they were later released. No charges have been filed.

Police have not yet revealed the victim's relationship to the student or why the student waited to report his death. They continue to investigate.

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