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Sheriff’s office: Man likely suffocated in recycling truck

Posted at 10:02 AM, Jun 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-17 11:02:28-04

MARYSVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A man found dead at a Northern California cardboard recycling center likely suffocated in a recycling truck, authorities said.

The body of Ron Lamp of Magalia was found on April 26 at a facility in Marysville, the Yuba County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.

The location of the body indicated it had been brought in by a truck sometime during the previous week but investigators could not determine exactly where it came from and the date of arrival, the office said in a statement.

An autopsy revealed injuries that did not contribute to the death and a toxicology analysis showed Lamp was under the influence of a controlled substance. The cause of death was determined to be “probable asphyxia due to entrapment in a recycling truck,” the statement said.