Woman found dead outside of West Philly church

She had a gunshot wound to the head and was wearing only her socks.

Tim Jimenez
June 12, 2018 - 9:50 am
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police are investigating a suspicious death on Tuesday. A woman's naked body was discovered around midnight outside of St. Francis De Sales church at 47th and Springfield streets in West Philadelphia. Police say the woman had a single gunshot wound to the head.

Chief Inspector Scott Small told reporters, "This female is completely naked other than socks on both of her feet."

Small says police found a gun just a few feet away from the victim's body. He said it's not clear at this point if someone shot the woman or if she shot herself. "And witnesses did hear one or two gunshots," Small said.

Investigators say they didn't find the woman's ID, but she appears to be in her mid-20s. An autopsy will be performed as police continue to investigate.