Body found at recycling plant in Macedon
Posted at: 09/26/2012 1:50 PM
| Updated at: 09/28/2012 1:19 PM
By: Lynette Adams | WHEC.com
Wayne County Sheriff's Investigators are hoping an autopsy will answer a number of questions surrounding the discovery of a body at a recycling plant in Macedon.
Police say the man's body was discovered in a load of commercial-grade cardboard.
The Undersheriff says investigators are following up a strong lead.
There's still no word on the man's identity.
It was a work day like any other for employees of Alpco Recycling in Macedon, but something happened mid-morning to change the day for three workers.
The workers were sifting through recyclables when they discovered the body of a deceased middle-aged man.
The workers were shaken.
"It was very traumatizing to the employees...so they're emotionally having a tough time with this," says Alpco co-owner Jannelle Plumb.
The body was fully clothed, but police found no ID. They think the body may have been in a dumpster. It was on a truck that collects recyclables from dumpsters at companies in Rochester and Eastern Monroe County.
The body was bruised.
"We're at this point in time unable to determine whether the injuries were sustained inside the recycle truck or prior to the body ending up in the truck," says Undersheriff Rick House.
The truck compresses materials.
Meanwhile, it was business as usual elsewhere at Alpco. However, Plumb said her main concern was focused on the workers.
"We've been in business 50 years here at Alpco and we've never had this happen before," Plumb says.
The Sheriff's office hopes to get more answers Thursday when the Monroe County Medical Examiner conducts an autopsy.