The man arrested in connection to the burial of a Frankford woman in a shallow grave remains hospitalized, police sources said.
Meanwhile, the city Medical Examiner has ruled that the victim, who remains unidentified, was stabbed to death, a police spokeswoman said. Her death has been ruled a homicide.
Detectives have yet to interview the man, who remains in Aria Health's Frankford hospital, where he was taken after a scuffle with police, sources said. The Daily News is withholding his name because he has not been charged in the homicide.
Officers discovered the woman's body buried inside a fresh grave Tuesday morning behind a home on Frankford Avenue near Oxford Avenue, police said.
A resident on the block flagged down a beat cop in the area after he saw the woman's toes sticking out of the dirt, police sources have said.
While investigators were examining the backyard, they noticed the man peering out of the home's second floor window.
He tried to run out the front door, but was met by the officers. The aforementioned fight broke out, and the officers ultimately had to use a Taser to subdue him.
Tuesday's discovery was far from the man's first brush with the law: He was arrested in 2010 for pulling a gun, and later a knife, on two officers in Olney. His criminal history also includes numerous convictions for drugs and guns, court records show.