The body of a woman placed inside a plastic tote container and bound in cling wrap was discovered on a South Philadelphia street on Wednesday.
The large tote was left at 30th and Wharton streets in the city's Grays Ferry section. Police said they were called to the scene around 9:45 a.m.
Sabrina Taylor, whose sister lives on the block, said she saw a man trying to open the tote Wednesday after hearing the cling wrap being torn. She said the man told an officer driving by that a foul odor was coming from the container.
Other neighbors said the tote was sitting on the sidewalk next to an overgrown lot nearly two weeks.
The woman's age or identity was not yet released.
Investigators at the scene declined comment.
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