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Body Found In Landfill May Have Been Result Of Accidental Death

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A body found in a dump site in Irwindale may have gotten there as a result of an accident in downtown L.A., authorities said Friday.

According to ABC-7, a truck driver was dumping a load of dirt into the quarry at Irwindale's Manning Pite site when the body of a man in his 20s or 30s was found mixed in with the dirt.

L.A. Times reports that detectives believe the man, who may have been a transient, likely climbed into the empty dump truck in downtown L.A. on Thursday night or early Friday morning and was buried by dirt.

"It looks like he may have climbed into one of the trailers and didn't get out," Sheriff's homicide Lt. John Corina told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. "He was probably there when the dirt fell on him. Once you're in the bottom of that trailer, no one will hear you."

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ABC-7 notes that the dirt came from a Metro rail project site at 1st and Alameda streets, and was picked up around 7:45 a.m. According to CBS L.A., no foul play is suspected at this time.