The body of a 27-year-old woman who appeared to have been beaten and strangled was found Thursday afternoon in her West Philadelphia apartment, police said.
Jasmine Wright was in her third-floor unit in the 200 block of South 50th Street. Her father could not reach her by phone and asked an apartment attendant to check on her, said Homicide Capt. James Clark.
Wright, who lived alone, was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:35 p.m.
She was a 2015 graduate of Drexel University's School of Public Health, a Drexel spokeswoman said Thursday night.
Wright listed the degree as a master's on her LinkedIn page.
Wright posted on Facebook that she graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in behavioral health. She wrote that she previously lived in Virginia and originally came from New York City.
Neighbors described her as a quiet resident who had been living in the building for two years.
"That girl didn't have no parties," said Wanda McCoy, 52. "She went to school. She came home. She went to school. She came home."
"She stayed basically by herself," said Harry Harris, 60, whose brother performed maintenance in the building until recently.
"She was sweet and beautiful," said Harris, who does maintenance work at a neighboring building.
Neighbors said she drove a dark blue Nissan Altima, which was still parked at 50th and Locust Street.
The rear window had decals for Drexel and of the Penn State Nittany Lion. The car had a Virginia license plate in a holder that read "Alumni Penn State."
Dangling from the rearview mirror were miniature green, yellow, and black boxing gloves with Jamaica written on them.
About 8:20 p.m., her body was carried out and placed in a police van for transport to the Medical Examiner's Office.