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June 28, 2014

Body found in landfill still unidentified

MERCER — The autopsy on a white female found Wednesday at Tri-County Industries’ Pine Township landfill was “wrapped up” about 24 hours later, but authorities did not release any additional information about her.

Police estimate the blue-eyed woman was between 16 and 25 and stood about 5 feet 1 inch to 5 feet 3 inches tall. She was of medium build, had pierced ears and “appeared” to have long, brown hair, police said. She was wearing black yoga pants, a black tank top, white ankle socks with green trim and a green bra.

Tri-County employees found the body Wednesday afternoon, but Trooper Dan Kesten of the state police said she could have ended up at the transfer station any time between midnight Tuesday and 3 p.m. Wednesday.

The body could have been picked up from any neighborhood within a wide range of territories that use Tri-County Inc. garbage services, according to Kesten.

Trucks from Clarion to Youngstown and north to Erie dump garbage at the landfill.

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