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Body found in load of cardboard at Winston-Salem recycling facility
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Body found in load of cardboard at Winston-Salem recycling facility


Winston-Salem police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found at a recycling facility Monday morning.

Officers went to Republic Services cardboard waste facility, 2876 Lowery St., at 7:55 a.m. Monday. Company employees found the body in one of the recycled cardboard loads and notified the police. 

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Police have tentatively identified the woman but are not releasing the name until her family is notified. The investigation is active, police said. 

Winston-Salem police did not release a cause of death or say whether it is being investigated as a homicide. 

Anyone who has information about the death is asked to call the Winston-Salem Police Department at 336-773-7700 or Crime Stoppers at 336-727-2800. Crime Stoppers may also be contacted via "Crime Stoppers of Winston-Salem Forsyth County" on Facebook. 



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