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Body Found at Pleasanton Dump

Man's body discovered at the Transfer Station on Busch Road Tuesday afternoon, according to police sources.

7:40 p.m. updateThe Pleasanton Police Department provided the following press release on what is being called a death investigation:

On February 26, 2012 at 11:45 a.m., Pleasanton Police responded to the Pleasanton Transfer Station, located at 3110 Busch Road, after an employee reported a deceased male adult found at the garbage site.

Responding officers discovered a body amongst cardboard recyclables. They secured the scene pending arrival of Pleasanton Police detectives. Per our request, The Alameda County Crime Lab responded to assist with evidence processing. The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The cause of death has yet to be determined. The preliminary investigation indicates his death may have been accidental. A follow-up press release will be forthcoming once additional information is available.

Anyone with information related to this case are encouraged to call the Pleasanton Police Department at 925-931-5100.

Original Patch Post:

A man's body was discovered at the Pleasanton Transfer Station around noon on Tuesday, according to police sources.

It's suspected that the man was a homeless person who may have already been dead when he was picked up by a garbage truck in Dublin. 

The Pleasanton Police Department has not yet issued an official press release.

As of 5:45 p.m. all was quiet at the facility. Workers at a neighboring business said they hadn't noticed anything unusual going on there today. Calls to the garbage company's business line weren't answered.

Patch will update this story when further details are available.

Monica Campbell February 27, 2013 at 06:49 AM
Thank you Megan :)
anon February 27, 2013 at 05:37 PM
Actually the headline is incorrect. This is a transfer station, not a "dump". I think the term dump is more recognized with the landfill that trash is taken to. Just mho.
Local February 27, 2013 at 06:17 PM
How does a body accidentally end up in a trash can headed for the dump??
anon February 27, 2013 at 06:26 PM
I never read where the body was in a garbage can. could be deceased was homeless and sleeping in the warmth of a cardboard recycling container, passed away and was picked up by recycling truck.
Local February 28, 2013 at 01:30 AM
I read the article elsewhere and I could have sworn that it said the body was in a trash can?? Either way it's all bad!

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