David Chang

Worker Finds Body in Schuylkill River Near Refinery in South Philly

An investigation is underway after a worker found a body in the Schuylkill River near the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refinery Tuesday night.

The employee was conducting a weekly check at the refinery at 8:06 p.m. on 3100 W. Passyunk Avenue when he discovered a partially decomposed body in the Schuylkill River. The unidentified man was recovered by the marine unit and pronounced dead at 8:33 p.m. by a medic.

Police say the victim is a white male who was wearing a long sleeve blue shirt, tan pants, black sneakers and gloves. They are working to determine his identity as well as a cause of death. 

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