PHILLY POLICE FIND REMAINS IN BACK OF U-HAUL, LATER FIND MORE BODY PARTS IN A CONVENIENCE STORE DUMPSTER

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Source: FOX 29 News

Feb. 14 2021, Updated 3:16 p.m. ET

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Philadelphia police are investigating after finding human remains in a U-Haul fleeing a reported burglary and then finding more body parts in a nearby dumpster.

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Officers responded to a burglary in progress around 9 a.m. on Thursday that involved a U-Haul truck, according to Philadelphia police.

Officers saw the truck and stopped it. The driver and passenger told police about the body in the back of their truck and were taken into custody, according to ABC6 in Philadelphia. 

Inside the truck, authorities found the torso of a human.  

Authorities have not named the victim from the U-Haul.  

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"The vehicle pulled over, and as soon as the officers got out of the car the driver of the U-Haul just came right out the door and said, 'I don't want anything to do with this,' and 'There's a body in the back,'" a department spokesman told the ABC affiliate. 

The driver was a 43-year-old, white man and the passenger was a 47-year-old, black man, according to Philadelphia police. 

The suspects went to the homicide unit to speak with detectives. Neither person has been charged as of Friday afternoon. 

Later that same day, police found more remains in the dumpster of a Wawa convenience store less than a mile from where the U-Haul was stopped, according to media reports. Police have not confirmed if the two discoveries are linked. 

Philadelphia police say the second set of remains were found in trash bags. The remains were sent to the medical examiner's office for identification. 

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