Body found in waste truck

The body of a 44-year-old man was found inside a Rainbow Environmental Services truck full of green waste that was transferred from Los Angeles to Huntington Beach to be sorted out.

Huntington Beach police received a call from the company at 17121 Nichols Lane at about 1:20 p.m. Tuesday after employees found the body when they dumped the contents of the truck, said Capt. Russell Reinhart.

No signs of trauma were found on the body, who lived in Artesia but is not being identified at this time pending the ongoing investigation.

Police contacted his family and are working with other law enforcement agencies in Los Angeles on the investigation, Reinhart said.

An autopsy was scheduled Wednesday afternoon to determine the cause of death.

—Mona Shadia

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