Body Found in Dumpster was of a Woman
SAN ANGELO, TX — Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Christina Lopez said the body found in the dumpster this afternoon was that of a woman. Here is the story as it has unfolded Tuesday:
At 3:51 p.m.
Sheriff Jones was there early. A body was discovered inside a trash dumpster towards Grape Creek, just north of the San Angelo city limits.
Tom Green County Sheriff’s Deputies were seen looking for evidence as to how the body, unknown sex, ended up in the dumpster.
As of right now, they have found no clues, or any clues the Sheriff is ready to report.
The body was reported to be found inside a dumpster in the 1000 block of Cactus Lane just north of the San Angelo’s city limits.
Jones said more information may be released after his deputies are further along in the investigation.
Update 4:50 p.m.
“This is a death scene that is in an unusual location,” Sheriff Jones told us. He confirmed a body was discovered inside the dumpster in the 1000 block of Cactus Ln., just north of the city limits of San Angelo.
Jones said both the Sheriff’s office Criminal Investigations Division and the Texas Rangers are investigating. “We are going to work this scene until all pieces of evidence are collected from this scene,” Jones said. That may mean working on location into the night to collect all leads possible, he added.
The body will be transported to the medical examiner’s facility in Lubbock by tomorrow morning. Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire arrived at the location and pronounced the person dead at around 4 p.m.
Jones said his office responded to a report of a dead person inside the dumpster earlier Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. He would not elaborate further on who the person was, or even give the sex of the body discovered.
He said more information may be released once investigators are further along in their work.
Update 7:16 p.m.
The female was estimated to be between the ages of 20 and 30 years of age, she said.
Lopez said the exact time of the deputies response to the notification of the body being found was 2:54 p.m.
Lopez said the Sheriff is calling the location of the discover a crime scene and law enforcement officers from both the sheriff’s office and the Texas Rangers are still working the scene as of 7:15 p.m. Tuesday night.