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Woman's body found at Pennsylvania landfill

Tri-County Industries, Inc., a waste transfer station in Pine Township, Pa., where a woman's body was found on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 CBS Pittsburgh

PINE TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Authorities are investigating after a young woman's body was found by workers at a waste disposal site in western Pennsylvania, reports CBS Pittsburgh.

The body was found around 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Tri-County Industries, Inc. facility, a transfer station, in Pine Township.

Authorities say the workers called police after making the discovery.

The woman has not been identified, but state police describe her as a white female between the ages of 16 to 25. She had long, brown hair, blue eyes, pierced ears and was about 5-feet tall.

She was wearing black yoga pants, a black tank top, white ankle socks with green trim and a green bra, reports the station.

State police have crews going through the landfill, looking to see if there was any other evidence.

Employees at the transfer station were interviewed and state police say investigators are also looking into reports of missing women throughout the region.

"Tri-County can estimate that this body came to their transfer facility sometime between approximately midnight last night [Tuesday] and 3 p.m. today [Wednesday], so also a very broad range," said Trooper Dan Kesten, of Pennsylvania State Police... "We're in the course of interviewing all the employees at Tri-County, also going through all the missing persons that we have in our database, contacting all the other law enforcement agencies and also sending out messages to other law enforcement agencies."

An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday in Erie.

Trooper Kesten told CBS Pittsburgh that trucks come into the Tri-County transfer station from a wide area, ranging from Clarion County to Erie to Youngstown, Ohio. Then the refuse is put in larger trucks and taken out to a landfill.

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