Police continue to seek info about man found dead at Penn Waste

Sean Philip Cotter
  • Police are looking for more information about the dead man found at Penn Waste.
  • If you had contact with Randall Rich in York County before his death, police ask you to call 292-3647.

Police are looking for anybody who had contact with the man found dead June 11 on a Penn Waste conveyor belt.

Randall David Rich

Northern York County Regional Police said they believe 59-year-old Randall David Rich came to York County several days before his death, which likely occurred another several days before the Saturday morning he was found dead at the recycling center.

Police ask that anyone who had any contact with the Butler County man call the department at 292-3647.

Rich, whose last known address is 130 Campbell St. in Butler, was found dead at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 11, in the Manchester Township facility, according to the York County Coroner's Office.

He appeared to have been dead "at least for a few days," according to the coroner's office.

Authorities conducted an autopsy last week at Lehigh Valley Hospital in an effort to determine the cause and manner of his death, according to York County Coroner Pam Gay.

But Gay said her office is awaiting toxicology and other tests to get a "fuller picture" before she makes a ruling. Such tests can take 60 to 90 days to come back, she said.

She said the death is still being considered suspicious largely because of where the body was found.

"It’s not a natural place for a body to end up," Gay said last week.

Workers sorting recyclables found the body in the facility on Mia Brae Drive. The company that runs the facility is owned by state Sen. Scott Wagner, R-Spring Garden Township.

Gay said Rich's family has been notified of his death.

— Reach Sean Cotter atscotter@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at@SPCotterYD.