Tag: Philadelphia

Body of missing teen found in bin in South Philadelphia

Authorities have positively identified the body of a woman found in a plastic bin last week, as police investigated a possible case of human trafficking in a South Philadelphia home. The body is that of 18-year-old Erin Schweikert, who was reported missing in September 2019. Authorities have notified her family. Authorities said the body was found in the basement of a home on the 2100 block of Porter Street. However, someone will likely be charged […]

15 Yr Old Girl stabbed 80 times & set on fire; met killer on Social Media

Fifteen-year-old Sabriya McLean was stabbed 77 times. The teen’s naked body was then burned and dumped in a back alley of a West Philadelphia apartment building last year, Assistant District Attorney Kristen Kemp said. Details of McLean’s gruesome death were revealed at a preliminary hearing for Cole Swaringer-Herring, now 24, of West Philadelphia, whom police have said met McLean on social media, then allegedly killed her in his family’s apartment on the 200 block of South 49th […]

Byberry Mental Asylum

“Thousands spend their days – often for weeks at a stretch – locked in devices euphemistically called ‘restraints’: thick leather handcuffs, great canvas camisoles, ‘muffs,’ ‘mitts,’ wristlets, locks and straps and restraining sheets. Hundreds are confined in ‘lodges’ – bare, bed-less rooms reeking with filth and feces – by day lit only through half-inch holes in steel-plated windows, by night merely black tombs in which the cries of the insane echo unheard from the peeling […]