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Garbage crew finds body at Yolo County dump

A waste disposal service reported finding a dead body in one of their garbage trucks while emptying the contents of it

DIXON, Calif. — Dixon Police are investigating a report of a body found inside a garbage truck Tuesday.

The Dixon Police Department says they were contacted by Davis Police on Tuesday about the case. According to Davis police, a waste disposal service reported finding a dead body in one of their garbage trucks while emptying the contents of it at a Yolo County trash dump.

"Preliminary investigation indicates the victim climbed into the dumpster about an hour before the trash pickup occurred and was inside when the contents of the dumpster were collected by the truck," wrote Dixon police in a statement.

The victim was identified as Miguel Peñuelas, of Dixon. Police said he got into the dumpster on his own and covered himself with cardboard for about an hour until a garbage truck arrived around 5:30 a.m.

Police believe the death was an accident and said there is no sign of foul play.

Anyone with information can call Dixon Police Detective Sgt. Jenna Cameron at 707-678-7070.

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