Mystery of dead body discovered after being picked up and dumped by a garbage truck | The Sun

A DEAD body has been discovered after being picked up and dumped by a garbage truck, police say.

Now, the death is being investigated as accidental as cops try to get to the bottom of how it could have happened.


The discovery was made on June 28 after a waste disposal service reported the dead body to the police.

Dixon Police in northern Solano County, California, were called to the scene by Davis Police.

The body was discovered when a garbage truck disposed its contents at a dump in Yolo County.

The victim has been identified by Dixon Police as Miguel Peñuelas, a resident of Dixon.

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The trash route has been reviewed and it was determined that the body likely came from the City of Dixon.

Based on the preliminary investigation conducted by Dixon Police along with the Yolo County Sherriff and Coroner's offices, Peñuelas is believed to have climbed into the dumpster about an hour before trash was picked up.

Investigators said Peñuelas hopped into the dumpster at about 4.30am on his own accord.

He reportedly covered himself with cardboard and was in the dumpster until a trash truck arrived at around 5.30am.

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According to the Yolo County Coroner's office, there was no indication of foul play.

Dixon Police believe Peñuelas' death was accidental.

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The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Dixon Police Detective Sergeant Jenna Cameron at 707-678-7070.

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