Hayward CA Suspicious Death: Body of missing postal worker found at dump
06/15/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Nicole Howley // Nicole Howley
Hayward, CA—The body of the missing postal employee was found at a Waste Management transfer center. The postal worker was reported missing early Monday morning at 4:45 a.m., from the post office located at 24438 Santa Clara Street, as reported by KTVU.
The missing employee’s car was parked at the post office, but the worker was nowhere to be found. Investigators were called to the post office where they conducted interviews with employees and searched the property. Investigators then discovered that the trash dumpster at the post office was just emptied, leading them to the Waste Management transfer center in San Leandro, where the post office’s trash was taken.
After finding where the trash from the dumpster was unloaded, authorities began digging through the piles of trash where they found the postal worker’s body.
The identity of the postal worker has not been released due to pending family notification. Postal workers say the victim was a female.
Police investigators are investigating the case as a suspicious death. They are currently reviewing surveillance video for any clues. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday morning at the Alameda County coroner’s office.
Police did not say if there were any obvious signs of trauma inflicted to the body. A full investigation is underway.
Address: 24438 Santa Clara Street, Hayward, CA