Body found in trash bin in South St. Louis

5:12 PM, Oct 12, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department has confirmed they are investigating a suspicious death in the Gravois Park neighborhood.

According to David Marzullo, a police spokesman, the body of a woman in her mid-20s was discovered in a trash bin in the 3500 block of California Avenue, near Miami Street.

A neighborhood resident told police he heard his dogs barking and went out in the alleyway to see what was happening.  He said he thought a man was attempting to steal his trash bin.

The homeowner confronted the man, who ran away from the scene.  The homeowner checked inside the trash bin and discovered the woman's body.

The St. Louis Medical examiner says the woman has been positively identified, but they are waiting to release any information until the family has been notified.

No word on a cause of death.

KSDK

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