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Ashley Moorhead strangled, left in trash can

9:28 PM, Oct 15, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis (KSDK) - A woman found in a trash can in Gravois Park last week has been identified.

St. Louis police spokesperson David Marzullo says the woman is 26-year-old Ashley Moorhead. The medical examiner has determined she died of strangulation.

Moorhead's body was found October 12 in a trash bin in the 3500 block of California Avenue, near Miami Street.

A neighbor told police he heard dogs barking and went into the alley 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 from the scene.

The man then looked inside the trash can and found Moorhead's body.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

KSDK

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