The body that police found this week in a dumpster in Philadelphia’s Olney section has been identified as a 22-year-old man, officials said Friday.
Darius Cheeseboro, who lived on the 100 block of East Albanus Street, less than 10 blocks from where his body was found, had been missing since Dec. 20, according to missing-persons websites.
Homicide detectives were investigating how the victim’s body, which had multiple stab wounds, ended up in a dumpster at North Sixth and West Rockland Streets. Officers were led to the scene Tuesday after officials at a nearby school were told by a teenage girl that a homicide had happened over Christmas break and where the body could be found, police said. Officers followed the girl’s tip and found Cheeseboro shortly after 1:30 p.m.
Acting Police Commissioner Christine Coulter told 6ABC Tuesday that the girl said the homicide happened in late December, and that she witnessed it. A spokesperson for Philadelphia’s Medical Examiner on Friday could not confirm an approximate time of death.