A man found with a cord around his neck Wednesday near Ford City Mall had been killed in a “gruesome attack,” police said.
A witness called police after finding the man, between 40 and 50 years old, unresponsive in a parking lot in the 4300 block of West Ford City Drive, police said.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene around 5:40 a.m., according to police, who said the man was not yet identified.
“It appeared to be a very gruesome attack on this individual,” Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan told reporters Wednesday.
Police reported no arrests.
Additional details were not released.