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Body found in Tinicum Township identified

DATE:  May 29, 2015
CONTACT PERSON: Emily H. Harris- 610.891.4163

Tinicum Township Police and the District Attorney’s Criminal Investigation Division have identified the body of a white male found yesterday afternoon in a suitcase as 40-year-old Scott Stephen Bernheisel, 140 lbs, 5’8” with a last known address in Philadelphia.

Authorities discovered the body on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at approximately 1:50 p.m., after a man walking his dog on 2nd Street noticed a strong odor emanating from a suitcase located in the weeds off the road. The man contacted police. The suitcase was located approximately 20 feet off the roadway at the 1000 Block of 2nd Street in Lester, Tinicum Township.

The investigation is ongoing by the Tinicum Township Police Department, the District Attorney’s Criminal Investigation Division and the Medical Examiner’s office.

Anyone with information pertaining to the death of Scott Stephen Bernheisel or anyone who was recently in contact with him, are asked to contact County Det. Sgt. William Gordon at 610-891-4703 or Sgt. James Y. Simpkins, of Tinicum Township Police at 610-521-3830.


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