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Crime: Man faces murder charges after partner found decapitated in her Philly home: cops

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A Philadelphia man is facing murder charges after investigators say a woman was found decapitated inside her home on Tuesday.

Philadelphia police discovered the body of Leila Al Raheel on the floor of her home on Magee Avenue around 12:45 p.m., the Philly Voice reported. They were initially called to the scene for a domestic incident.

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office later confirmed that Ahmad Shareef, 34, had been arrested on charges of murder, possession of an instrument of a crime, and abuse of a corpse. He remains in custody and is not eligible for bail.

Neighbors told FOX29 that Shareef, who is believed to have been Al Raheel’s romantic partner, was known for peculiar, sometimes troubling behavior.

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“The older I got, the more I could see something was wrong in that house,” resident Gabriel Ramirez told the outlet. “There are young girls in that house and I don’t know what they’ve had to endure their whole lives.”

Police said no children were home at the time of the confrontation.

  Man faces murder charges after partner found decapitated in her Philly home: cops © Provided by New York Post Philadelphia police discovered the body of Leila Al Raheel on the floor of her home. CBS   Man faces murder charges after partner found decapitated in her Philly home: cops © Provided by New York Post Philadelphia PD Inspector Michael McCarrick speaks to local media about the case. CBS

Inspector Michael McCarrick told CBS3 that they identified Shareef as a person of interest with the help of a witness. Shareef was reportedly covered in blood when he was arrested while cowering behind bushes just a few blocks from the scene.

“Constant, constant drama for this house,” neighbor Nyjha Richardson told the network. “[Shareef] is unhinged and he’s terrifying and I’m very happy that now he’s not around but I’m disgusted it took this much.”

The Philadelphia Police Department and the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for a comment.

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