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A man was found shot in Hiriya
Photo: Shaul Golan
Man's body found shot in landfill
The body of a center region resident in his thirties discovered by a crane operator inside a garbage container in the Hiriya Recycling Park; 'I thought they were clothes, but when I pulled I found a tattooed man,' crane operator said; investigation into death is underway.

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."

 

The garbage sorting factory where the body was found (Photo: Shaul Golan)
The garbage sorting factory where the body was found (Photo: Shaul Golan)

 

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."

 

 (Photo: Shaul Golan)
(Photo: Shaul Golan)

 

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.

 

Earlier this year, the body of another man in his thirties was found on a mountain in the Wadi Qelt nature reserve not far from Jerusalem. A man who works on the reserve found the body and contacted the police and volunteers from the police's Megilot search and rescue unit.

 

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