UPDATE: Partially Clothed Stabbed Man, Two Bodies Found Along Kelly Drive

Police investigating abduction, robbery, and two deaths along Schuylkill River this morning.

[Update 9:34 a.m.] Action News has a gallery of photos:

Philly.com’s Emily Babay has been live-tweeting from the scene. She reports:

Two men were stabbed, bound and their bodies sunk with a makeshift anchor in the Schuylkill River, while a third man found half-dressed said he had been abducted in a bizarre series of events off Kelly Drive early this morning.

She reports that the 20-year-old survivor told police he was kidnapped at 62nd Street and Woodland Avenue.


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6 ABC is reporting that police are investigating the discovery of a stabbed man and two bodies in Fairmount Park along the Schuylkill River.

 

It began at 4:00 a.m. Wednesday when officers found a partially clothed man on Kelly Drive who had been stabbed.

The man told them he had been abducted along with two other men then thrown into the Schuylkill River.

Police began searching the area and discovered two bodies along the banks of the river. Both of the victims had been bound.

NBC 10 adds:

Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said that the victim told investigators that five men abducted him and threw him into the back of van around 1 a.m.

"While in the back of the van he was blindfolded, he was stabbed numerous times, he was robbed of an undisclosed amount of money," said Small. "He says that while in the back of the van he then realized that there were two other males in the back of the van... they were duct taped and they appeared to have been stabbed numerous times."

Police have not revealed the neighborhood where the abduction occurred, NBC 10 reports, and are reviewing surveillance footage to try to find the van and the suspects.

We'll have more as this develops.

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