Child-Sized Coffin With Organs Inside Found on Philadelphia Street - NBC Connecticut
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Child-Sized Coffin With Organs Inside Found on Philadelphia Street

Investigators believe the painted white coffin was built for a child around 1 years old

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Organs Found in Child-Sized Coffin on Philly Street

    Investigators are searching cemeteries and calling around to funeral homes to see if any coffins have gone missing after a child-zeixed coffin turned up on a North Philadelphia street.

    (Published Thursday, July 6, 2017)

    A child-sized coffin turned up in the middle of a North Philadelphia street with the organs of a small child or infant inside.

    The grisly discovery was made around 9:15 p.m. Monday along Clearfield Avenue near N 30th Street, Philadelphia police said.

    When officers opened the coffin they found a medical bag with what appeared to be organs inside. The medical examiner later confirmed that there were human organs, police said.

    Investigators believe the painted white coffin was built for a child around 1 years old. They weren’t certain if the coffin was ever buried.

    Tons of Plastic Waste Wash Ashore on Dominican Republic Coast

    [NATL] Tons of Plastic Waste Wash Ashore on Dominican Republic Coast

    An NGO claims it cleaned up over 30 tons of plastic waste off the coast of Santo Domingo.

    (Published Saturday, July 21, 2018)

    A cemetery is nearby but police didn’t find any immediate connection to the coffin. K-9 cadaver dogs would be used to search for any recently dug up graves, police said.

    Detectives and the medical examiner conducted a joint investigation in hopes of unearthing more clues.