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Workers in Huntington Beach find body in garbage truck

January 11, 2012 |  1:42 pm

The body of a 44-year-old man was discovered inside a trash truck full of green waste, Huntington Beach police said.

Employees at  Rainbow Environmental Services called police Tuesday afternoon to report they found the body when they dumped the contents of the truck, Capt. Russell Reinhart said. Rainbow provides residential trash pick-up service for Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley and Sunset Beach.

The truck was full of green waste being transferred to Huntington Beach from Los Angeles to be sorted, the Huntington Beach Independent reported.

No signs of trauma were found on the body of the man, who lived in Artesia but is not being identified at this time pending the ongoing investigation.

Police contacted his family and are working with other law enforcement agencies in Los Angeles on the investigation, Reinhart said.

An autopsy is scheduled Wednesday afternoon to determine the cause of death.

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