A burning body was found underneath a Schuylkill Expressway overpass in South Philadelphia early Thursday, officials said.
Firefighters made the discovery about 2:30 a.m. Fire Capt. William Dixon said after firefighters extinguished the blaze in four minutes, they found a "victim severely burned in the debris."
The person, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was discovered on a mattress underneath the eastbound I-76 overpass near Passyunk and Oregon Avenues.
It was not yet known if the victim was male or female.