Police Identify Couple Found Dead in Delaware River

Police are still investigating the circumstances around the couple's death

Philadelphia Police have released the identity of a married couple whose bodies were found in the Delaware River.

Anjania Patterson, 28, and Timothy Siler, 39, were pulled from the river on the 700 block of S. Christopher Columbus Boulevard Thursday morning. Siler's 5-year-old daughter was found inside a Nissan SUV parked nearby.

Philadelphia Police reviewed surveillance video and determined that the couple got to the area around 2:45 a.m. and parked the car. The two got out of the SUV while the girl was still inside and had some sort of conversation, police said.


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They briefly separated before Siler went back to the SUV and the woman remained at the riverbank, police said. By the time Siler returned, Patterson had apparently jumped into the river. Siler then apparently jumped in himself, presumably to rescue his wife.

His body was pulled from the river around 10:43 a.m. Thursday, the PPD said.

The couple's daughter was taken to a hospital for a checkup but is now "doing well," Philadelphia Police Officer Miguel Torres said.

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