Body found in Fairlawn garbage truck

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FAIRLAWN, OH -  A body was discovered in a garbage truck in Fairlawn early Saturday morning.

Police got the call around 4 a.m. from a Republic Waste Services truck driver who told them that he thought there was a body in the back of his truck.

The driver was stopped at a commercial area on West Market Street, and his route picked up trash from three different jurisdictions. Fairlawn police are now working with  detectives from Akron and Copley to determine where the body came from.

The identity of the deceased person has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

Fairlawn police are asking that anyone with information - or questions -  on this call the detective bureau at 330-670-4300.