The body of a man was found in a garbage bag Sunday afternoon on the premises of the Hiriya Recycling Park. The body was found in a container belonging to the Arrow Ecology factory, where garbage is sorted. The body, already in a state of decay, was found with riddled with bullets and carrying identification documents, with police examining whether it belonged to the victim.
Police and rescue forces are on the scene and an investigation is underway. Police commented, "An initial inquiry found the body to be that of a central region resident in his thirties. Foul play is suspected."
A crane operator who was lifting to the container to empty it of trash found the body. Magen David Adom paramedics called to the scene pronounced the man dead.
Crane operator Firas Debabasa said later, "They called me in because the ramp was clogged. I looked inside and thought I saw clothes, so I entered the container. I tried pulling and out came a man covered in tattoos. No clothes or anything. It's the first time we've ever found something like that in the trash."
It was not the first instance of a body being discovered this year, however. The body of a man in his seventies was found six weeks ago on the ground floor of a building in Kiryat Bialik. The body was wrapped in nylon, bound by rope and rolled up in a carpet.