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Body found in dumpster on Indy's northeast side identified

Posted at 1:22 PM, Feb 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-20 18:52:56-05

INDIANAPOLIS – A body found in a dumpster on Indianapolis' northeast side has been identified and the death ruled a homicide.

Indianapolis police said the body was found around 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Spanish Oaks Apartment complex near 38th Street. 

Officers were called to the apartments after there were reports of blood near the dumpster.

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The victim has been identified as Jose Santos Garcia-Lopez, 35. The Marion County Coroner says he died from blunt force trauma to the head and multiple stab wounds to the neck and trunk of the body. It is unknown Garcia-Lopez was living at the apartment complex.

If you have any information on this case, call Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS.