Body Found Floating in Wissahickon Saturday

Philadelphia Police now say the body pulled from the Wissahickon Creek was a man.


Philadelphia Police and the medical examiner's office are investigating a body found floating in the Wissahickon Creek in near where the creek flows into the Schyulkill River.

Philadelphia Police Spokeswoman Officer Christine O'Brien tells Patch the body was found floating near Lincoln Drive and Ridge Avenue in East Falls. 

Police say the body, believed to be an as-yet-unidentified male, was discovered in the water at 2:02 p.m. and pronounced dead at 2:18 p.m..

The medical examiner's office is working to determine the cause of death.

O'Brien tells Patch the medical examiner's office is conducting an investigation and further details may be released Monday afternoon once an autopsy is completed.

Check back with Patch for updates on this developing story as they become available.

Town Hero February 19, 2013 at 10:47 AM
If I was dead in a river, i'd want people to see pictures of me. Who is anyone here to speak for the man? Did he discuss that he would never want his body to be seen if he were to die? It's news and I for one want to know everything. I'd like to see shots of him on the slab being autopsied. You people don't speak for everyone in the world. If the author chose to put up pictures, it was the authors call, not yours. Don't want to see it, don't look. jerks.
Town Hero February 19, 2013 at 10:50 AM
Also, this is the guy that search and rescue was looking for last month if anyone saw them searching along henry ave near the golf course.
Town Hero February 19, 2013 at 10:52 AM
Another also, if you don't think he jumped from the henry ave bridge, you'd be a fool.
Cermanski February 19, 2013 at 07:33 PM
I guess I should let everyone know now, if I am ever found dead in a public place, please don't show pictures of my decomposing body all over the internet.
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