A vehicle with a broken side window believed to be involved in the death of a man whose body was found Tuesday evening along a gravel road near Northside Park is being sought, Philadelphia Police Chief Grant Myers said.
A vehicle with a broken side window believed to be involved in the death of a man whose body was found Tuesday evening along a gravel road near Northside Park is being sought, Philadelphia Police Chief Grant Myers said.
A vehicle with a broken side window believed to be involved in the death of a man whose body was found Tuesday evening along a gravel road near Northside Park is being sought, Philadelphia Police Chief Grant Myers said.

"We don't believe this was a random act," Myers said Wednesday morning.

Police believe they know who the man is, but they're awaiting positive identification which they believe they will have today (Wednesday). They will only say the body is that of a black male is his early to mid-20s.

Philadelphia police had put out an alert for a white van Tuesday night, but Myers said they can't be positive what kind of vehicle may have been involved.

The body was found off Parkside Drive by a passerby just before 6 p.m.

A vacant house and trailer are near where the body was found and an occupied dwelling is less than a mile away.

Myers doesn't believe the man had been dead very long.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the state Crime Lab are assisting.

The State Crime Lab helped process the crime scene up until about midnight.

Those who have information should call Crime Stoppers, 1-855-485-8477 (TIPS), Myers aid.

The body was found a quarter mile down Parkside Drive, which is a gravel road just north of Northside Park off old Mississippi 15.

Just before 6 p.m. Philadelphia police and fire departments were on the scene along with Neshoba EMS. By about 6:30 many of the first responders had left.

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