Dixon police investigating dead body picked up, dumped by garbage truck

Police in Dixon in northern Solano County are investigating a report of a dead body discovered Tuesday when a garbage truck deposited its load at a trash dump in neighboring Yolo County.   

Dixon police said in a news release that a preliminary investigation revealed the death may be accidental. Police said their review of the route on which the truck made trash pick-ups indicated the body was most likely from the City of Dixon service area.   

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Police suspect the person who was later found dead had climbed into a dumpster in Dixon about an hour before the garbage truck collected its contents.   

Dixon Police are continuing to investigate, and a medical examination will be conducted by the Yolo County Sheriff/Coroner's Office.   

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Dixon Police Detective Sgt. Jenna Cameron at (707) 678-7070.