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Photo credit: Danielle Scruggs- Heavy police presence in 2000 block of Madison Street, 63106

ST. LOUIS, Mo. _Shortly after noon on New Year’s Day, a body was found inside of a dumpster in St. Louis City. It was discovered around 12:45 p.m. near the St. Louis Brewery Apartments, in the 2000 block of Madison Street.

According to our partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, police believe the 54-year-old man may have suffered from Hypothermia. Although he has not been identified, authorities say he was a well known homeless man in the area.

Firefighters, who were in the area on an unrelated call, were told “there was a body inside the trash bin.”

An autopsy will be performed to establish a cause of death.

The Medical Examiner’s Officer is handling the case.

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