But workers at the dump in west-central Florida grew suspicious of
its foul odor on Thursday and called authorities, who determined the
workers had actually brought in a dead man in a "mummified state,"
said Denise Moloney, a spokeswoman for the Hernando County Sheriff's
After interviewing the workers, detectives decided they were telling
the truth and not trying to cover up foul play.
"He was laying right on top of all the garbage," in the bed of a
pickup truck, Moloney said. "Anyone trying to hide a body, or trying
to dispose of a dead body, would probably not do that.
"It is very unbelievable," she said.
Authorities believe the dead man, Jeremy Witfoth, 33, had hanged
himself within the past several weeks. An autopsy is being conducted
to determine the cause of death.
(Reporting by Letitia Stein; Editing by Bill Trott)
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