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Mystery of dead body discovered after being picked up and dumped by a garbage truck

A DEAD body was discovered at a trash dump on Tuesday after being picked up by a garbage truck, according to police.

Mystery surrounded the chilling find with cops called to investigate how a man's body ended up in the trash.

Dixon Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found at a trash dumpCredit: Facebook/ Dixon Police Department
Police said the man's body was inside a garbage truck before it was brought to the dump (file photo)Credit: Getty - Contributor

The discovery was made on June 28 after a waste disposal service reported finding the body.

The remains were found when a garbage truck driver disposed of contents at the dump in Yolo County, California.

The trash route was reviewed and it was determined that the body likely came from the City of Dixon, in northern Solano County.

That led Davis police to call in Dixon police, who launched an investigation.

The Yolo County Coroner identified the body as that of Miguel Peñuelas, a resident of Dixon.

Based on the preliminary investigation by Dixon police, along with the Yolo County Sheriff and Coroner's offices, Peñuelas is believed to have climbed into the dumpster about an hour before trash was picked up.

Investigators said Peñuelas hopped into the dumpster at about 4.30am on his own accord.

He reportedly covered himself with cardboard and was in the dumpster until a trash truck arrived at around 5.30am.

According to the Yolo County Coroner's office, there was no indication of foul play.

Dixon police believe Peñuelas' death was accidental.

The investigation is ongoing and a medical examination is set to take place.

Anyone with information was urged to contact Dixon Police Detective Sergeant Jenna Cameron at 707-678-7070.