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Sanitation Worker Discovers a 12-Year-Old Boy in a Trash Can With a Gunshot Wound in the Head in Philadelphia

12-year-old boy in Philadelphia
deceased body of a 12-year-old boy in Philadelphia. (Photo: Philadelphia Inquirer)

A sanitation worker discovered the deceased body of a 12-year-old boy in a trash can with a gunshot wound in the head in Pennsylvania.

12-year-old boy in Philadelphia

deceased body of a 12-year-old boy in Philadelphia. (Photo: Philadelphia Inquirer)

12-Year-Old Boy Was Found Dead in a Trashcan

A Philadelphia Housing Authority sanitation worker found the deceased body of a 12-year-old boy in a trash can with a gunshot wound in the head. This happened at 5500 block of Cherry Street on August 22 at around 9:00 a.m. when the worker picked up the container and put it inside the truck.

In a published article in TRUE CRIME DAILY, the sanitation worker returned to the area the next day using the same truck. During the commute, a trash can fell from the truck and when he picked it up, he found the deceased body of a boy with plastic wrapped around his head.

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Investigation is Ongoing

According to a published article in ABC News, police authorities are investigating the incident. Philadelphia Police Staff Inspector Ernest Ransom said that the 12-year-old boy was brutally killed and put inside the trashcan but they cannot yet identify the killer or the suspect.

Furthermore, the medical examiner said that the 12-year-old boy was most likely deceased for 24 to 36 hours before he was found. Authorities shared photos of the boy and relatives positively identified the victim as Hezekiah Bernard.

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