Police: Philly man charged in killing of aunt, whose body was found in Neshaminy State Park

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A Philadelphia man faces charges in the death of a woman whose body was found in Neshaminy State Park earlier this month.

On Wednesday, state police said that Andrew Jennings, 20, is being charged in the death of his aunt, Lisa Jennings, 50, who was found at the park in Bensalem on the morning of Jan. 8.

Andrew Jennings, who is currently in Bucks County Prison for a parole violation, will be charged with homicide, as well as misdemeanors of possessing an instrument of crime, obstructing justice, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence, according to a state police news release.

State police submitted a criminal complaint late last week to the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office to be approved, the release states.

Investigators believe the homicide occurred in an East Cambria Street home where Andrew and Lisa Jennings lived, according to police.

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Police searched the home on Jan. 10 and found evidence that the killing took place there, the release states.

Additional investigation showed that Jennings traveled from the home to Neshaminy State Park early in the morning on Jan. 8, police said.

An autopsy confirmed Lisa Jennings' cause of death was multiple stab wounds to the neck and head area, with the manner homicide.

A park visitor found her body that morning, which prompted investigators to close a portion the park that day. It reopened the following day.

State police had released an image of a tattoo on her right arm that said "Lisa," which prompted family members to come forward and identify her.

Police said investigators believe Andrew Jennings acted alone in the crime.

Online court records state Jennings was on parole for trespassing and drug offenses out of Hilltown.

This article originally appeared on Bucks County Courier Times: Philly man charged in death of aunt found in Bensalem park

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