Authorities released images showing two of the distinctive rings that the woman was wearing when her body was discovered.
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Authorities are trying to identify the body that was found tied to a cinder block in a popular swimming and fishing hole near Philadelphia, WTXF reports. They have released photos of the woman's clothes, jewelry and an image of a tattoo in hopes that someone will be able to help with the identification.

Jason Rutter, who recently moved into his new home in rural East Coventry Township, in Chester County, on Sunday, was the one who made the grisly discovery Monday in a creek. According to investigators, the body was half naked.


"It kind of hit me, like, it's really happened to an area where me and my children just moved to," Rutter added.

The victim is described as an African-American woman, between the ages of 25 and 35, standing about 5 feet 6 inches and weighing about 130 pounds. There were no gunshot wounds, signs of strangulation or blunt force trauma. An autopsy revealed that the woman also had no water in her lungs, signaling that she was dead before being put in the water.

"She was thrown away like she was a piece of trash. You cannot treat people like that," Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan said. "We will track down who did this, we'll find down the circumstances of it, and that person is going to face some penalties."


Read more at WTXF.

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