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Man's body found in trash refuse, investigation underway

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Posted at 1:48 PM, Sep 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-04 10:04:39-04

LAWRENCE — Authorities are investigating after a man's body was found in the refuse at Ray's Trash Thursday morning.

Police said the body of 37-year-old Jon Esterline was found around 9:15 a.m. when employees transferred trash from the truck.

It is unknown exactly where the body came from or when it was picked up, but police say it was likely picked up on a route within the last 24 hours.

The Marion County Coroner's Office has not yet determined Esterline's cause of death.

Ray’s is located in the 10000 block of East 56th Street.