Body found in landfill

BAKER, Fla., Jan. 9, 2022—The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a man was found dead in a trash pile at a Jackson County landfill Saturday.

The body had been in trash collected around 9:30 a.m. at the Baker landfill on Charlie Day Road by a garbage transportation company.

The driver was on his way back to Okaloosa County to pick up another load when he got a call to contact law enforcement.

OCSO investigators say the trash that goes into the waste trailer comes from a metal bay at the Baker landfill that is accessible to any company or individual.

The man’s identity is not yet known. An autopsy is being scheduled to try to determine his manner of death.

More information will be released as it becomes available, according to OCSO.

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office news release

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