Coroner IDs man found dead at Penn Waste

Sean Philip Cotter
  • Randall David Rich, a 59-year-old man from Butler County, was found dead at Penn Waste on Saturday.
  • York County Coroner's Office has notified Rich's family.
  • Anyone with info encouraged to call NYRPD at 292-3647 or the coroner's office at 840-7616.

The York County Coroner's Office has identified the dead body found Saturday at the Penn Waste facility as that of a 59-year-old Butler County man.

Randall David Rich, whose last known address is 130 Campbell St. in the city of Butler, was found dead at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Manchester Township facility, according to the coroner's office.

Rich, whose body was found on the conveyor belt in the recycling plant, appeared to have been dead "at least for a few days," according to the York County Coroner's Office.

Authorities conducted an autopsy Monday morning 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.

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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 Monday afternoon.

Penn Waste workers discover body on conveyor belt

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.

Northern York County Regional Police are investigating. No one from the police department returned calls for comment Monday or Tuesday.

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

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