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Body discovered Thursday at Spokane recycling facility was brought there by garbage truck

UPDATED: Mon., April 9, 2018

A body that was discovered Thursday in a Waste Management recycling center was transported there by a garbage truck, police said Monday.

Spokane police spokesman John O’Brien said the body was located by staff in an area of the facility where workers process the truck’s contents.

O’Brien couldn’t divulge the truck’s route, but said detectives were “actively processing evidence.”

“The investigation is ongoing,” he said. “We have to determine manner of death, cause of death, if a person is responsible and go on from there.”

A representative from Waste Management declined to answer questions Monday.

The Spokane Materials and Recycling Technology Center at 2902 S. Geiger Blvd., near the Spokane International Airport, opened in 2012 and receives materials from Canada, Eastern Washington and Idaho. According to its website, the facility processes 100,000 tons of recyclables per year.

The person’s identity has not been released. Alana Inks, officer manager at the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office, said Monday morning that there was no new case information available.

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