Philadelphia (WPVI) — Philadelphia police said the people involved were taken into custody after a body was found in a freezer.
A person of interest was taken into custody at the Franklin Institute on Friday afternoon, police said. No charges have been filed.
Police say a gruesome discovery was made Friday morning at a home in South Philadelphia. A bloody knife with a large blade was found next to the freezer.
Investigators said the family came to the house on Friday morning to check on other family members they had not heard from.
When they got to Row’s house, they found blood inside and called the police before 6:30 a.m.
Arriving officers found what they believed to be the body of a man curled up and face down inside a freezer box.
Police said the person of interest currently in custody is the victim’s son.
Chief Inspector Scott Small of the Philadelphia Police Department said, “The body was curled up on its stomach with a bag over its head, and it was unclear even who this person was.”
Police say fathers and their adult sons often stay at the address. It is unknown if someone lives in the house every day.
Investigators said there was no evidence of forced entry and the property did not appear to have been looted.
“Someone could have walked in and out of this property to commit this crime, and we found countless cameras on both sides of the street,” Small said.
The neighbors were stunned.
“It’s right around the corner from me. It’s crazy here, it’s a quiet neighborhood around here,” said Yusuf Mitchell of South Philadelphia.
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