• BREAKING NEWS WEATHER RADAR: Track the storm with LIVE Doppler 7 MAX

Student strangled, body found in creek, police say

EMBED </>More Videos

Police Identify woman's body found in park: Christie Ileto reports on Action News at 11 p.m., November 5, 2017

A woman found dead in Cobbs Creek was strangled, Philadelphia police say.

The victim was identified as 21-year-old Kierra Johnson, a student at Hussian School of Art.



Johnson was last seen Thursday and her family reported her missing the following day.

A passerby found her body face-down in the creek near the Spruce Street entrance of the park around 11:26 a.m. Friday and called 911.

Authorities said a motive for the murder is not immediately clear.

EMBED More News Videos

Raw video: Body found in Cobbs Creek. See video from the Action Cam on November 3, 2017.



According to an essay she penned while interning at Mass Parks Student Career Intake Program, she was passionate about the arts and land conservation.

There has been no word on any suspects or arrests in her killing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

Related Topics:
philadelphia newsbody foundwoman killedstranglingartcollege studentu.s. & worldPennsylvania
(Copyright ©2017 WPVI-TV. All Rights Reserved.)