Police find man's body in his N. Phila. basement

Posted: August 03, 2007

Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 60-year-old man whose partially decomposed body was found under a blanket in the basement of his home in North Philadelphia.

The victim, whose identity was not released, had been stabbed dozens of times, police said.

Neighbors called police when they did not see the man for several days and detected an odor, Detective Chuck Boyle said. Police found his body about 6 p.m. Wednesday.

There were no signs of forced entry to the house, Boyle said. "The neighbors described him as a real gentleman, and this is what happens to him," he said.- Joseph A. Gambardello

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