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.
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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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