Workers at a Rumpke recycling facility in Dayton made a gruesome discovery Feb. 20: a human leg inside some cardboard. Other parts of the body were then found nearby in the plant.
According to a report from the Dayton Daily News, the dismembered body was identified as a 60-year-old Dayton man. He was wearing boots and blue jeans but was not an employee at the facility. An autopsy was performed on Thursday, but a cause of death has yet to be determined, the newspaper reported.
Rumpke Safety Director Larry Stone expressed concern about the employees at the recycling facility, located on East Monument Avenue.
"Even though we think they're all right this minute, tomorrow when this sinks into them it could be devastating," Stone told the Daily News. "A person lost their life for some reason that we don't know and we want to make sure that our employees are talked to by a professional that can help them just understand the whole grieving process."
The facility serves five nearby counties, so it may take officials some time to figure out where the body came from, Stone said.