Updated 09/26/2012 05:02 PM
Man's Body Found at Recycling Plant
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Wayne County Undersheriff Rick House tells YNN that around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, a Cleanway recycling truck came to the Alpco Recycling Plant in Macedon to drop off a load of recycling materials from Monroe County.
As three Alpco employees sifted through the materials, containing cardboard and paper products, they discovered the body.
The undersheriff says the truck came from a run on Monroe Avenue in Pittsford and Rochester. He says the Cleanway truck only picks up commercial dumpsters used for recyclables.
House says the victim did not have any identification and can only be described as a middle aged white male.
"RPD is canvassing on the eastern side of Rochester, checking for any missing persons and we'll continue along that path, again, primarily to try and identify the decedent and his whereabouts before ending up at the recycling plant," House said.
The undersheriff said they cannot determine at this time if the man died due to the truck's compressor or if he was already dead upon the dumpster's pickup.
Janelle Plumb, who owns Alpco Recycling with her husband, says the driver and staff are traumatized.
"We've been in business here for fifty years at Alpco and we've never had this happen before, ever. It was very traumatizing to the employees so they are emotionally having a tough time with this," Plumb said.
Undersheriff House said police are ruling this a suspicious death and cannot determine if foul play was involved. He says the main priority is identifying the body through missing person's reports and the victim's dental records. The body has been transferred to the Monroe County medical examiner's office to determine a cause of death.