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Body found in dumpster at Lordstown landfill

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LORDSTOWN, Ohio -

Members of the Trumbull County Homicide Task Force are investigating after a body was discovered at a Lordstown landfill Friday morning.

The fire department and police were called to the Lafarge Construction Recovery Landfill at around 9:30 am after the body of a male was found in a roll-off container.

Roll-off containers are used to collect debris at a remote site, which is then transported to a landfill.

The dumpster was found at a busy construction site on North Chestnut Street that's the street that runs right through Downtown Ravenna and was taken directly to the dump site in Lordstown

WFMJ is the only local news crew to speak with Ravenna Police who tell us the male, estimated to be between 30 and 40 years old, had no clear signs of gunshot wounds or trauma. Ravenna Police add they did collect evidence at the scene but no weapons were found. 

Lordstown Police are treating this as a Homicide or possible Suicide investigation and add they couldn't pinpoint on how long the body had been in the dumpster. 

The body was positively identified but Ravenna Police aren't releasing the name until family is notified. The body was taken to the Trumbull County Coroner's office and an autopsy will be completed early next week.

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