Penn Waste workers discover body on conveyor belt

The York Dispatch
  • A dead body was discovered by workers at Penn Waste on Saturday morning.
  • The coroner's office and Northern Regional police are working to identify the adult male.
  • An autopsy is scheduled for early next week.

Workers sorting recyclables Saturday morning at the Penn Waste facility on Mia Brae Drive in Manchester Township made a grisly discovery: the dead body of an unidentified adult male.

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According to a statement from Northern Regional police, shortly after 11 a.m., the workers found the body on a conveyor belt.

Deputy Coroner Jeffri Goodfellow was dispatched to Penn Waste shortly before noon, the York County Coroner's Office confirmed on social media. According to the Twitter posts, Northern Regional police and the coroner's office are working together to identify the body.

"No additional details will be released by this office, pending identification of the deceased and subsequent notification of next of kin," the coroner's office tweeted.

An autopsy is planned for 10 a.m. Monday at Lehigh Valley Hospital.

According to the police statement, "Investigators are currently working in an attempt to identify the male and determine from where he originated and when he arrived at the facility."

The recycling facility accepts recyclables from southeastern Pennsylvania waste haulers and commercial businesses, according to the release. The center is owned by state Sen. Scott Wagner, R-Spring Garden Township.