2 arrests after body found in suitcase near Philadelphia International Airport

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Thomas Brennan, 25, of Folsom, Pa. and Crystal Leibhart, 27, of Philadelphia.

TINICUM TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Two people have been arrested after a man's body was found inside a suitcase near Philadelphia International Airport.

The suspects were identified as Thomas Brennan, 25, of Folsom, Pennsylvania, and Crystal Leibhart, 27, of Philadelphia.

The body of 41-year-old Scott Bernheisel was found on May 28 by a man walking his dog in Tinicum Township. Police say Bernheisel was beaten and robbed inside a home in the 200 block of Wilder Street on May 22.

Investigators say both Brennan and Bernheisel both periodically stayed at that address.

Brennan stuffed Bernheisel's body in a sleeping bag, which he then put in a suitcase used by his ex-wife to store Christmas decorations, according to police.

Brennan is charged with murder, robbery, criminal conspiracy, abuse of corpse and related offenses.

Leibhart is charged with robbery, hindering apprehension, obstructing justice and related offenses.