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Police: Body Found In Trash At Yaphank Recycling Center

Generic Police Photo (credit: Clipart.com)

Generic Police Photo (credit: Clipart.com)

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YAPHANK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Suffolk County police are investigating after a man’s body was found dumped with trash at a recycling center in Yaphank.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall On The Story

Cops were called to the Eastern Resources Recycling on Old Dock Road just before 7 a.m. Thursday after some employees discovered the body, police said.

The body was hidden in some trash that had just been dropped off at the recycling center by a garbage truck, according to authorities.

Police identified the man as 42-year-old Joseph Chancellor of Rocky Point.

The cause of death is still unknown. The Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s Office will perform an autopsy.

The investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone with information should call police at 631-852-6394 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.