Body found on city roof this morning

Posted: June 18, 2007

The body of a 40-year-old man was found on a roof this morning, according to Philadelphia police.

The discovery was made shortly after 6 a.m. near 49th and Locusts Streets in West Philadelphia.

The victim appeared to have been beaten to death, according to Officer Beth DiDonato.

His name was being withheld this morning.

How long the body had been there was uncertain, she said.

More details may be available later today.


Contact staff writer Peter Mucha at 215-854-4342 or pmucha@phillynews.com.

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