Bartow sanitation worker finds body part in landfill; autopsy underway

Authorities are investigating after a body was found in a North Georgia landfill.
Authorities are investigating after a body was found in a North Georgia landfill.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

A Bartow County sanitation worker found a dismembered body part at a landfill Monday afternoon, sheriff’s officials said in a news release.

The worker found the body part while dumping a compact container at the landfill, located in the 40 block of Allatoona Dam Road near Emerson, Bartow County sheriff's Sgt. Jonathan Rogers said.

The GBI’s Medical Examiner’s Office is conducting an autopsy to determine the identification and cause of death.

Officials dumped out the trash inside the compactor and are combing through it for any evidence, Channel 2 Action News reported.

The landfill is just south of Cartersville.

No other details were released.

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