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Child-Sized Coffin With Organs Inside Found on Philadelphia Street

Investigators believe the painted white coffin was built for a child around 1 years old

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    Organs Found in Child-Sized Coffin on Philly Street

    Investigators are searching cemeteries and calling around to funeral homes to see if any coffins have gone missing after a child-zeixed coffin turned up on a North Philadelphia street.

    (Published Thursday, July 6, 2017)

    A child-sized coffin turned up in the middle of a North Philadelphia street with the organs of a small child or infant inside.

    The grisly discovery was made around 9:15 p.m. Monday along Clearfield Avenue near N 30th Street, Philadelphia police said.

    When officers opened the coffin they found a medical bag with what appeared to be organs inside. The medical examiner later confirmed that there were human organs, police said.

    Investigators believe the painted white coffin was built for a child around 1 years old. They weren’t certain if the coffin was ever buried.

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    A cemetery is nearby but police didn’t find any immediate connection to the coffin. K-9 cadaver dogs would be used to search for any recently dug up graves, police said.

    Detectives and the medical examiner conducted a joint investigation in hopes of unearthing more clues.

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