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Body found at Waste Management landfill in Ashtabula County, sheriff says

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Posted at 1:50 PM, Jun 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-26 09:15:40-04

GENEVA TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A woman's body was found in a landfill in Ashtabula County Friday, according to the Star Beacon.

The body was found at the Waste Management landfill off Tuttle Road in Geneva Township, Ashtabula County Sheriff William Niemi told the Star Beacon.

The body has been identified as a 50-year-old woman. Authorities aren't releasing the woman's name until her next of kin have been notified.

A cause of death hasn't been determined.

A spokesperson from Waste Management released the following statement after employees found the body that had come in from one of the inbound loads.

This morning, employees at Waste Management’s Geneva Landfill operation discovered a deceased body that had come in from one of the morning inbound loads.

Authorities were notified immediately and detectives arrived on site shortly after to manage the scene.

We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the first responders who are assisting at the scene.

We appreciate your patience as we investigate this incident, and encourage further questions be directed toward the authorities at this time.
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Authorities investigating after body found in a landfill in Geneva Township.

The sheriff's office is treating this as a homicide.

This story is developing and News 5 will update this story as more information becomes available.

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