Body found at Fayetteville waste facility

State News

Update:
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) — A body found Monday morning at the Fayetteville Recycling Center has now been identified.

The Fayetteville Police Department says it’s Michael Wedel, 38, from Lowell.

Original story:

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) — A man’s body was found after a solid waste truck dumped its load at the recycling center in Fayetteville on Monday, according to Sergeant Tony Murphy with the Fayetteville Police Department.

Police received a call from the waste facility on Happy Hollow Road at about 7:30 a.m. on Monday, according to Murphy.

The body was discovered on a conveyor belt at the center. Murphy said the truck went to the recycling center after it was full halfway through its route.

Police are treating the area as a crime scene. The body is that of a white male, and police are working to identify the individual and identify the next of kin.

Investigators have cleared the scene.

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