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Male body found in city garbage truck at Billings landfill
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Male body found in city garbage truck at Billings landfill

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Landfill investigation

Billings Police officers investigate a body found at the Billings landfill Tuesday morning.

A body was found Tuesday morning in a city garbage truck at the Billings landfill.

The body of a male was discovered shortly after 9 a.m., according to Billings Police Department Lt. Brandon Wooley.

"BPD was notified by solid waste division that a body was located among trash in a city garbage truck at the city landfill," Wooley wrote in a social media post. 

In a social media update Tuesday afternoon, Wooley said that detectives had left the landfill, a reference to BPD investigations division arriving at the landfill earlier in the day.

The death investigation "is active and ongoing," Wooley said in a social media post.

Landfill investigation

Billings Police officers last Tuesday morning investigate a body found at the Billings landfill. Billings Public Works director says garbage haulers see an average of about eight people a year in dumpsters. Most often, the person is able to get out before the dumpster is emptied into the garbage truck.

From Hillcrest Road south of the landfill, multiple police vehicles could be seen inside the landfill parked near a garbage truck Tuesday morning.

The Billings Fire Department was also initially called out to the landfill but they were seen departing shortly before 9:30 a.m.

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