The badly decomposed body of a male has been found in Pennypack Park in Northeast Philadelphia's Holmesburg section, police said Thursday.

Police were called to Blakiston Street and Frankford Avenue about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, after having received a report of a body inside the park near the event stage.

Officials began a search with a K9 cadaver dog, and the remains of an unidentified white male were found about 9:10 p.m. inside the park off the Welsh Road and Rowland Avenue entrance, police said.

The body was taken to the Medical Examiner's Office in West Philadelphia so the cause of death could be determined. Police are working to identify the man.