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Body found in back of waste truck in Fairlawn

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Posted at 10:41 AM, Feb 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-20 15:56:05-05

Fairlawn Police are investigating after a Republic Waste Services truck driver found a dead body in the back of his truck early Saturday morning, authorities said. 

Police received a call from the truck driver at around 4 a.m. on Saturday while the man was on his morning route at a commercial building, located at 2855 W. Market St. The driver told police he believed there was a body in the back of his vehicle. 

Officials said the truck's morning route includes pick-ups from three different jurisdictions. Authorities are working to determine which jurisdiction the incident may have occurred.

Police have not yet released the victim's identity.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fairlawn Police Department's detective bureau at 330-670-4300