A woman whose body was dumped in a wooded area near train tracks in East Germantown on Monday had been strangled, Philadelphia police said Thursday.
She was identified as Candace Holmes, 27, of the 6700 block of North 17th Street in West Oak Lane.
A passerby spotted the body wrapped and tied in bed sheets about 5:30 p.m. Monday in a wooded section on Rufe Street near Collum Street, a short walk from SEPTA’s Wister train station.
The woman had nothing on her feet but was dressed. Police said it appeared the body had been there for about 24 hours before it was discovered.