WEST PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) —
Police say a suspect is in custody after a woman’s body was found in West Philadelphia.
Officers were on the scene in the 200 block of South 49th Street late Tuesday morning.
Police sources tell Action News that the suspect showed up at his parents’ house and told them he had killed a woman.
Officers were then directed to the lot where they discovered the body of a woman in her 20s.
Police say the victim was stabbed more than 50 times and then set on fire.
The suspect remained on the scene when police arrived. He lives in the apartment building at the location.
Police are in the process of charging the suspect. They believe he met the victim on social media.
Investigators are working to identify the victim.
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