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Florida Man Finds Decomposing Body In Friend's Trash Can

SARASOTA (CBSMiami/AP) — A friendly act turned into a gruesome discovery for one Florida man.

Manatee County Sheriff's Office. said the unidentified man had been holding the 55-gallon trash container for a friend who promised to come back and get it later. But they never returned and after about two months, the man smelled a foul odor and opened the container. Inside were human remains that had been wrapped up.

The Herald-Tribune reported Tuesday that the sheriff's office is working to identify the remains and how the person died. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.

Detectives are following leads as the investigation continues, but have not named a suspect.

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