HIALEAH (CBSMiami) — Hialeah Police are trying to find out what happened to a person found in a garbage dump.
Employees of the ‘Waste Connections’ dump found the body in a trash pile on Monday near 4250 NW 37th Court around 11 a.m.
“They found the body picking up the garbage, putting it in the trailer, then they stopped everything,” said witness Mitchell Green.
Police have not been able to confirm the gender of the person and are describing it as “headless.”
It remains unclear where the trash pile that contained the person’s body was picked up. It could have been picked up in Miami-Dade or Broward county.
Complicating the investigation even more is the fact that the company provides waste removal services for smaller municipalities, private contractors, and individual businesses.
The body likely came from a dumpster then a truck which presents another investigative challenge.
While the body was found headless, the pile that had the body had been bulldozed before the body was discovered.
Police are working to identify the person and his or her cause of death.