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Philadelphia man stabbed 77 times before set on fire

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police say someone stabbed a Philadelphia man 77 times before returning to the scene and setting him on fire.

Firefighters put out the flames in an apartment in the city's Germantown section on Monday. They found 64-year-old Robert Lynch burned beyond recognition and in the advanced stages of decomposition.

An autopsy revealed that he had been stabbed.

A neighbor tells WPVI-TV (http://6abc.cm/2czRJxj ) a putrid smell had traveled through the vents and hallways last week.

Police say the killer stabbed Lynch last week and returned to light him on fore on Monday.

Police say they have a person of interest.

Information from: WPVI-TV, http://www.6abc.com

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