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Bodies of two men bound with duct tape found in Philadelphia river

A stabbing victim told police he was abducted by a group of men with a van and thrown in the back with two other men who appeared to be already dead.
By Frances Burns   |   Aug. 27, 2014 at 2:23 PM   |   Comments

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A man found bound with duct tape and stabbed near the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia led police to two bodies in the river early Wednesday.

The two dead men had also been tied up with duct tape, police said. Their bodies were about 50 feet apart in water 5 to 10 feet deep near the river bank, and both were weighted down.

The surviving man said he was abducted off the street in West Philadelphia by a group of men with a van. He told police the other victims were in the back of the van and appeared to be already dead.

The man, 20, said he was secured with duct tape and a bag was put over his head. He was stabbed and robbed.

The dead men appeared to have been stabbed, police said.

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