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NJ man found dead in recycling plant after climbing into dumpster

Digital Brief: November 14, 2022 (PM)
Digital Brief: November 14, 2022 (PM) 02:24

EXETER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) -- A man who climbed into a dumpster after attending a house party was later found dead at a recycling facility in Berks County, the local DA's office said in a statement,

Kellen Bischoff, 19, of Manahawkin, New Jersey, was visiting a relative at Kutztown University, the Berks County District Attorney's office said in a news release. He was last seen leaving a party early Saturday morning.

Investigators found surveillance video showing Bischoff, alone, climbing into a dumpster behind a Dollar Tree store on Constitution Boulevard in Kutztown.

"Several hours later, a trash hauler was observed arriving at this location. The contents of this dumpster were then emptied and compressed into the rear of the recycling truck and transported to the Total Recycling Facility," the news release says.

Police arrived at the facility before 9 a.m. Saturday after hearing a body was found.

An autopsy was completed Monday.

The DA's office says they have not found evidence of foul play, and that Bischoff's death was likely an accident.

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