PHILADELPHIA – Police are investigating the discovery of skeletal remains believed to be those of a woman in a suitcase in southwest Philadelphia.

Police say the remains were found shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Bartram Village neighborhood.

WPVI-TV reports that housing authority police made the discovery after neighbors complained of an odor coming from a trash container.

Philadelphia Police Lt. John Walker said it appeared to be the partially decomposed body of a woman. Police said it’s possible that the suitcase was left for Monday’s trash pickup.

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