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Decomposing body wearing 'hospital socks' found in southwest Philly

Police said the victim, a black woman, had no signs of trauma.

Bartram's Garden

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A badly decomposed body was discovered in southwest Philadelphia this weekend.

Police are investigating a body found Saturday afternoon in a wooded area at Bartram’s Garden at 5400 Bartram Drive, police toldABC. The body was found alongside the Schuylkill River, approximately 45 feet from the water.

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Police said the victim, a black woman, had no signs of trauma, ABC added. Police also said that the victim was wearing blue pants and brown "hospital socks," Philly.com reported.

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The medical examiner plans to perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death, ABC stated.

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