Police: DPW worker finds body inside garbage cart near 23rd and Hadley

Police: DPW worker finds body inside garbage cart near 23rd and Hadley

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A homicide investigation is underway near 23rd and Hadley in Milwaukee, after a sanitation worker found a body in a garbage cart. 

Authorities were called to the area around 9:45 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 9. 

The Milwaukee Police Department says it appears the victim is a man in his 20s. 

"My boyfriend was taking out the garbage and he discovered a dead body was in our trash can," says a neighbor who did not wish to be identified. 

"It was very frightening," says the neighbor "There's already a lot going on with corona and we still have people out here shooting each other, killing each other. For what reason? I know it's not worth taking someone else's life."

The woman gave her surveillance video to police, but she describes what her cameras captured. 

"It was two guys," says the neighbor. "They took the garbage can, pulled it away from our yard, pulled it to the car -so I guess the body was in the trunk, and they pulled the garbage can back to our house."

The incident is under investigation. 

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Milwaukee Police at (414) 935-7360 or Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-TIPS or P3 Tips App.

An autopsy has been scheduled. 

Milwaukee Police say this is 146 homicides so far this year. That's up from last year's 72 during the same period. 

According to the ME's Office, Milwaukee County is now at 164 homicides. If trends continue, they say we could end the year with more than 200 homicides. 


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