A dead body was discovered after being picked up and dumped by a garbage truck, police say.
Now the death is being investigated as accidental while police try to get to the bottom of the cause.
The discovery was made on June 28 after a disposal service reported the body to police.
Dixon police in northern Solano County, California were called to the scene by Davis police.
The body was discovered as a garbage truck dumped its contents at a Yolo County landfill.
The victim has been identified by Dixon police as Miguel Peñuelas, a Dixon resident.
The garbage route was checked and it was determined that the body likely came from the town of Dixon.
Based on the preliminary investigation conducted by Dixon Police along with the Yolo County Sherriff and Coroner’s Offices, it is believed that Peñuelas climbed into the dumpster about an hour before the garbage pickup.
Investigators said Peñuelas jumped into the dumpster of his own accord around 4:30 a.m.
He reportedly covered himself with cardboard and was in the dumpster until a garbage truck arrived around 5:30 a.m.
According to the Yolo County Coroner’s Office, there was no evidence of third-party negligence.
Dixon police believe Peñuelas’ death was an accident.
The investigations are ongoing.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Dixon Police Detective Sergeant Jenna Cameron at 707-678-7070.
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