Bodies of married couple pulled from river in Pennsylvania, child found in car nearby: police

Police in Pennsylvania were investigating after the bodies of a husband and wife were pulled from a Philadelphia river and a child was found in a nearby car.

Officers first found a woman's body in the Delaware River near Penn’s Landing, which stretches along the river, shortly before 6 a.m., the Philadelphia Police Department said.

A medic unit pulled the woman's body from the water and she was pronounced dead at 6:40 a.m., police said. The woman has since been identified by police as Anjania Patterson, 28, of Philadelphia.

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They said near the scene, police found a black Nissan SUV with a 5-year-old girl inside, adding that police said the girl claimed she was with her father, but police could not find him.

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The child was rushed to a children’s hospital in Philadelphia, police said.

Police pulled a man’s body out of the river about five hours later. He has since been identified by police as Timothy Siler, 39, of Philadelphia.

Police said Siler was the husband of the deceased woman and the father of the girl.

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Police continued to investigate. A cause of death was not immediately determined.