THE body of a woman found at a waste facility early Thursday morning has been identified by the Amarillo Police Department.
Linda Michelle Mesza-Ray, 42, was found dead inside a garbage truck at the COA Solid Waste Collection Station in Texas.
According to investigators, Mesza-Ray’s body was inside the dumpster part of the truck.
How her body ended up inside the truck remains under investigation and it’s possible it was picked up for disposal, cops said.
Authorities are now trying to determine where she was originally loaded into the vehicle.
“We’re going back looking at the logs where this came from, talking with the driver, and going to be looking if there is any video and we’ll go from there on what we can determine,” Cpl Jeb Hilton said.
So far, nothing has been ruled out by the police department as there are many possibilities in play at this time.
The woman could have been a victim of foul play or may have even been asleep while inside the dumpster, officers said.
Her body was transported from Amarillo to the medical examiner in Lubbock for an autopsy.
The Sun contacted the Amarillo Police Department for further information on Thursday.
Also in Texas, four people, including a child, were found dead in a possible murder-suicide in Houston.
Chief Gonzalez said a man shot his wife, their four-year-old daughter, and his mother-in-law before turning a semi-automatic pistol on himself. The family was of South Asian descent.
Gonzalez believes that the mother was heading to work with her daughter when they ran into the man who had “hatred in his heart.”
The chief said the couple was going through a divorce, and the man did not live in the apartment but occasionally stopped by.
He claims that the man was determined to “pull off” the horrific act as he showed up at the home with a firearm.
The chief reassured residents within the apartment complex that there was no active threat.
Source: The Sun