Worker Finds Body at Trash Processing Center in La Puente

It's the second time in two days that a Southland worker has happened upon a body while on the job

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    A worker found a body while sorting through the trash at a processing center in the San Gabriel Valley Friday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

    The gruesome discovery was made at a trash processing center in the 14000 block of East Valley Boulevard in La Puente, the sheriff’s department said in a news release.

    Homicide investigators were called to the scene about 12:15 p.m.

    Sheriff’s Lt. Dave Dolson said the body is not that of a worker at the processing center.

    A cause of death has not been determined, Dolson said.

    Friday’s discovery was the second time in as many days that a Southland worker happened upon a body while on the job.

    A landscaper in Manhattan Beach uncovered a wrapped, decomposing body Thursday while moving a pile of landscaping manure at a popular park.

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