Police: Deaths of 2 dumped in river drug-related
by Sean Carlin, Associated Press
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Two Philadelphia police officers stand along the Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. The bound bodies of two people were found in the river Wednesday, and a third man who said he managed to free himself is being treated at a hospital for stab wounds, police said. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
Two Philadelphia police officers stand along the Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. The bound bodies of two people were found in the river Wednesday, and a third man who said he managed to free himself is being treated at a hospital for stab wounds, police said. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
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Philadelphia police bring ashore a bucket from the Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park as they investigate, in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. The bound bodies of two people were found in the river Wednesday, and a third man who said he managed to free himself is being treated at a hospital for stab wounds, police said. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
Philadelphia police bring ashore a bucket from the Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park as they investigate, in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. The bound bodies of two people were found in the river Wednesday, and a third man who said he managed to free himself is being treated at a hospital for stab wounds, police said. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say the killings of two men whose bodies were found bound and weighted down with a makeshift anchor in a city river were drug-related.

Homicide Capt. James Clark also said Wednesday that police are investigating a possible gang connection to the two killings and the critical wounding of a third man.

Clark says the dead men both had their throats slit and had been tortured.

The third man was found wandering in a street near where the bodies were found. The 23-year-old had also been stabbed and thrown in the river but told police he wasn't weighted down and was able to swim ashore.

Police say all three men had been abducted together, contradicting an early account of what happened. Police would only say some preliminary information proved inaccurate.



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