Dead man found in Springfield recycling facility

The body of a man was found in a load of cardboard headed to a recycling center in Springfield. (Metro file photo)
The body of a man was found in a load of cardboard headed to a recycling center in Springfield. Credit: Metro

A Massachusetts man was found dead in a load of recycling that was delivered to a Springfield facility on Tuesday.

FOX 25 reports that Jose Gonzalez, 55, was found dead on Tuesday morning by sanitation workers in a pile of cardboard that was taken to Northstar Disposal after making stops in Agawam, West Springfield, Chicopee and finally Springfield.

According to police spokesman Sgt. John Delaney, surveillance videos show Gonzalez drinking alcohol behind the Springfield Peter Pan bus terminal around 4:30 a.m., and then crawling into the collection bin.

Later, the truck went on to make several stops before unloading with Gonzalez still inside.

According to police, there is no evidence of foul play. An autopsy will take place to examine whether Gonzalez died before being picked up by the recycling truck, FOX reports.

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