Apr 29, 2013 10:09 AM by MTN News - Butte

Woman's body found in Dumpster behind Butte thrift store

BUTTE - The body of a woman was found in a Dumpster behind a Butte thrift store over the weekend.

Butte-Silver Bow law enforcement has confirmed that the victim is a Butte resident, but her name has not been released yet.

Detective Jerome McCarthy says that the woman was leaning over the ledge of the Dumpster when she somehow fell into it.

McCarthy says the death was an accident, but he can't confirm any other details of the incident at this time.

Officials say the woman's body was discovered by a passerby around 9 a.m. on Sunday.

Her body was taken to the Montana State Crime Lab in Missoula for an autopsy.

Additional information about the incident is expected to be released on Monday afternoon.

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