Bloody dumpster leads Lafayette police to Zionsville man’s body in trash


LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A man whose body was found among trash hauled away by a garbage truck in Lafayette has been identified as a construction worker from an Indianapolis suburb. 

The Journal & Courier reports that Lafayette officers were called Monday morning to Home Acres Building Supplies after employees found what appeared to be a large amount of blood in a dumpster after it was emptied.

The Journal & Courier reports officers stopped a garbage truck and directed it to a transfer station, where they searched the trash and found the man’s body.

Tippecanoe County Coroner Carrie Costello said Wednesday that the body is that of Shawn Kaiser of Zionsville, who was a construction worker. The cause and manner of Kaiser’s death are pending.

Tippecanoe County Coroner Carrie Costello said Monday that authorities are investigating the man’s death as a possible homicide.

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