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Woman’s Body Found by Workers at Anaheim Trash Facility: Police

A woman’s body was found by workers at a trash-sorting facility in Anaheim Friday morning, according to police.


A body was found at a trash facility, pictured, in Anaheim. (Credit: KTLA)

The corpse was discovered on a sorting belt where recyclables are separated at about 10:30 a.m., according to Anaheim Police Department Lt. Tim Schmidt.

“The body was found inside a large area where the trash comes in. There’s thousands of pounds of trash in there,” Schmidt said.

The facility receives refuse from northern Orange County and part of Los Angeles County, he said. Investigators were working to determine which truck — among hundreds that arrive daily — delivered the body to the facility, he said.

Schmidt would not say how long police thought the body had been in the trash.

“They’re working off the logs … where the trash was picked up at the different locations. Second is, obviously, identifying the body,” Schmidt said.

A large group of detectives planned to sort through the trash for clues, he said.

The facility is in the 1000 block of North Blue Gum Street, near the intersection of the 57 and 91 freeways (map).

KTLA’s Jennifer Thang and Kacey Montoya contributed to this article.

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