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Body found at recycling facility

CALGARY — Police say a body found by workers at a recycling facility just outside of Calgary may have arrived there on one of the company’s trucks.

RCMP Staff Sgt. Kevin Reilly says the body, believed to be male, was discovered by workers at the BFI Canada facility in Rocky View County early Friday morning.

Reilly says police were called and the scene was secured, adding that forensic investigators were still at the facility late Friday.

He says investigators do not even have an estimate of how old the person was.

Reilly says it is believed the body arrived at the facility Friday morning, and the investigation must now determine where it might have come from.

Reilly says investigators are trying to determine what areas the facility serves.

The 122,000-square-foot facility officially opened in December 2012. According to a company news release for the opening, it is one of three material recovery facilities BFI operates in Alberta. The other two are in Edmonton and Lethbridge.

“It does appear in the preliminary investigation that it was someone who was transported to the location in one of their vehicles,” Reilly said.

“It’s not a workplace accident where somebody fell off a scaffolding or anything like that.”

An autopsy will be done to determine how the person died.

Reilly said it appeared the person died recently.

 
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