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Organ Thieves in Philadelphia!

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posted on Mar, 1 2003 @ 09:40 PM
Mutilated body found in N. Phila. house

A man's body - from which a lung and the heart and liver had been neatly extracted - was found in an abandoned North Philadelphia rowhouse yesterday afternoon by a man who had been foraging for scrap metal.

Investigators last night were trying to determine the man's identity, as well as answers to a host of other questions, including the cause of death and whether they were dealing with a case of abuse of corpse or murder.

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posted on Mar, 1 2003 @ 10:49 PM
From the article, whoever did it did quite a job, to remove the organs, and the entire rib cage took a little time.
This has the ear mark of something very wicked, if it is organ harvesting, well it could be epidemic, especialy if someone has access to clinical info, such as blood type, and approximate size of donar,

Other side of coin could very well be Satanic, either way, I would venture to say, it probably will surface again,

Thanks for the post.

posted on Mar, 1 2003 @ 10:58 PM
Very scary! If I hear any more details on the story, I'll post it for everyone.

posted on Mar, 1 2003 @ 11:47 PM
I live just outside of Philly, and I have a few inside sources in some of the hospitals. I'll let you know what I find out.

posted on Mar, 2 2003 @ 08:48 AM
. By the way, thanks for letting me know about this site! There are a lot of interesting discussions going on here.

CNN had a little text blurb this morning about this horrific murder/organ thievery, but of course there were no real details mentioned. If I get the chance, I'll check with to see if there are any further developments in the case.

posted on Mar, 2 2003 @ 01:13 PM

posted on Mar, 2 2003 @ 07:45 PM
Mutilated body found in N. Phila. tentatively identified

The eviscerated body of a man found Friday was tentatively identified yesterday by the Philadelphia Medical Examiner's Office. The man's identity was being withheld pending notification of his family. An autopsy was to be completed today, said Jeff Moran, spokesman for the medical examiner.

The body of the man - described as black, 5-foot-7 and about 30 to 40 years old - was found in an abandoned rowhouse in North Philadelphia. He had been sliced from his neck to the base of his stomach. His heart, liver, and one of his lungs had been neatly removed. A rope was found around his neck and his face was frozen, police said.

Police believe he had been dead for one or two days. They were unsure whether he died at the scene or had been dumped there. Anyone with information is asked to call the city's homicide division at 215-686-3334.

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posted on Mar, 3 2003 @ 09:58 AM
Police yesterday said the man whose body was found in North Philadelphia with his vital organs removed was a jovial homeless man who would always greet friends with a "How you doing?"

Police identified the man as Willie Kent, who last lived on the 1500 block of North Seventh Street. Kent, known in the neighborhood as "Pete," was a former meatpacker who last worked odd jobs at David's Market, a corner store at Seventh and Jefferson Streets.
There, Kent, who would have turned 61 in May, cut boxes, swept and stocked shelves for several years.

60 year old homeless man, awfully strange

posted on Mar, 3 2003 @ 01:09 PM
If his body was violated for the purpose of organ-legging, it seems pretty strange to be choosing the organs of someone so old...

...Which leads one to conclude that there was *another* reason, which could range anywhere from personal revenge for some reason to random violence for "kicks" to quasi-satanic ritual to sick & twisted culinary practices...Throw some lots into a hat & pick one...

[Edited on 3-3-2003 by MidnightDStroyer]

posted on Mar, 3 2003 @ 05:01 PM
I'm with MD on this one -- psycho on the rampage.

(sheesh... shades of Jack The Ripper, y'know?)

posted on Mar, 4 2003 @ 07:10 PM

Investigators probing the mysterious death and mutilation of Willie J. "Pete" Kent are leaning toward the theory that Kent's dissected corpse may have been dumped in the abandoned North Philadelphia rowhouse where it was discovered last Friday.

Authorities also believe it is unlikely that Kent, 60, died from the rope found around his neck, and consider suicide to be the least likely scenario.

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posted on Mar, 6 2003 @ 05:05 PM
Anyone got news about this story?...

i dont think it's can be 'traffic organ' cause they dont going to get a old man for that.. and if it's some king of satanic stuff it's scary..
n1 heard about some satanic group in the area?

posted on Mar, 6 2003 @ 05:38 PM
Maybe this was a test run to see if it could even be pulled off!...Scary story to say the least...and after all the years of that urban myth about being alive in a tub of ice with your kidney gone..I hope that who ever did this gets caught


posted on Mar, 7 2003 @ 01:56 PM

Authorities also believe it is unlikely that Kent, 60, died from the rope found around his neck, and consider suicide to be the least likely scenario.

Ya think?

posted on Mar, 7 2003 @ 03:55 PM
...Well, even if his actual *death* was suicide by hanging, I don't think he would've been able to disembowl himself afterwards...

...But it *does* sound like he may have been rope-choked until unconsciousness, then disemboweled. After all, it's hard to remove a person's organs properly if they're still conscious & kicking...The screaming tends to attract too much attention too.

[Edited on 7-3-2003 by MidnightDStroyer]

posted on Mar, 7 2003 @ 05:33 PM
Yeah.. im agree with you .. it's cant be a suicide..

posted on Mar, 19 2003 @ 01:17 PM

THREE weeks ago, the frozen body of William "Pete" Kent was found in an abandoned house in North Philadelphia.

It was no ordinary death.

Kent's throat had been slashed and a rope was around his neck. His chest cavity had been opened up. Some ribs had been removed. And Kent's heart, liver and kidney, in addition to part of his esophagus, had been crudely cut out.

His clothes were still on.

At first, police weren't sure what they had.

They still aren't sure.

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posted on Apr, 5 2003 @ 07:28 PM

Investigators now say they have pretty much run down all of the usual leads and are turning to Dawn Perlmutter, a expert in occult murders, for help in the case.

"She is a specialist in crime scenes dealing with the occult and cults in general. That certainly is an avenue that we're pursuing, although we're not ready to say that this is what happened," said Lt. Joseph I. Maum, the lead investigator on the case.

Call in the X-Files

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posted on Apr, 5 2003 @ 08:10 PM
When I first heard about this, I immediantly thought
about the oaths taken by a freemason in the 1st
the degrees of the blue lodge.

First Degree:

First, Jubela?O that my throat had been cut across, my tongue torn out, and my body buried in the rough sands of the sea, at low water mark, where the tide ebbs and flows twice in twenty-four hours, ere I had been accessory to the death of so good a man as our Grand Master, Hiram Abiff!"

Second Degree

The second, Jubelo?O that my left breast had been torn open and my heart and vitals taken from thence and thrown over my left shoulder, carried into the valley of Jehosaphat, and there to become a prey to the wild beasts of the field and vultures of the air, ere I had conspired the death of so good a man as our Grand Master, Hiram Abiff!"

Third Degree

The third, Jubelum?O that my body had been severed in two in the midst, and divided to the north and south, my bowels burnt to ashes in the center, and the ashes scattered by the four winds of heaven, that there might not the least track or remembrance remain among men, or Masons, of so vile and perjured a wretch as I am; ah, Jubela and Jubelo, it was I that struck him harder than you both. It was I that gave him the fatal blow; it was I that killed him outright;"

To all of which I do solemnly and sincerely promise and swear, without any hesitation, mental reservation, or secret evasion of mind in me whatsoever; binding myself under no less a penalty than that of having my body severed in twain, my bowels taken thence, and with my body burned to ashes, and the ashes thereof scattered to the four winds of Heaven, that there might remain neither track, trace nor remembrance among man or Masons of so vile and perjured a wretch as I should be, should I ever knowingly or willfully violate this, my solemn Obligation of a Master Mason. So help me God and make me steadfast to keep and perform the same.

As you can see the throat cutting, organs removed.
slitting up the middle part are pretty straight on.

In the initiation of the first degree, a hangmans
noose is placed around the neck, and the person
is put in a coffin to sybolize death and resurection.

Not the noose around the neck. Like a duck in a noose.

These are often signs of masons taking care of
members who have given away secrets.

Unfortunatley, at the time I developed this theory
(about a month ago) I did'nt know the guy was

As you know masons are notoriously whites only.
Also the oath mentions burning the body, and
scatter the ashes. We don't see any of that.

I understand blacks have their own mason lodges
though. Perhaps that angle might be something
worth looking into?


posted on Apr, 7 2003 @ 01:41 PM

It's most likely to be one of the African cults which HAVE been implicated in the murder of a boy in Great Britain within the past year. They do practice ritual cannibalism and it fits with the style of killing and the parts removed.

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