Update: Body Found in East Joppa Road Dumpster

Police have little information on a man's death Saturday morning.

Update (Monday, 10:52 a.m.)—Police have ruled the death a suicide. Here's what Patch reported Saturday morning:

Baltimore County police are investigating a mysterious death in downtown Towson.

According to police, at 8 a.m. Saturday, a passerby found an unidentified man's body in a dumpster next to in Towson.

The white male has "no confirmed identity," police Lt. Michael DiCarn said. He couldn't speculate if foul play was involved.

The state medical examiner will determine a cause of death.

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Doug Evans November 05, 2011 at 09:09 PM
"couldn't speculate if foul play was involved". People climb into dumpsters and die of natural causes all the time.
Evets November 05, 2011 at 10:07 PM
"No confirmed identity"? Maybe this means they have not yet confirmed the identity of this person?
Tyler Waldman November 05, 2011 at 11:15 PM
Hi Evets, That was a direct quote from what the lieutenant told me this morning. We will have more information as soon as we get it. Thanks!
Bart November 06, 2011 at 01:29 AM
No Doug. People do not "climb into dumpsters and die of natural causes all the time". The weather is still mild. Perhaps something sinister happened. This is a human being after all. This must be investigated further. This person has family and people who care for him. You cannot discount another's life.
Chris November 06, 2011 at 12:09 PM
I'm curious how a passerby "happened to notice" a body in a Dumpster. Strikes me as unlikely.
Needaname November 06, 2011 at 01:43 PM
Maybe they where throwing trash in the dumpster ?
Sally Childers November 06, 2011 at 04:29 PM
Doug Evans was using sarcasm! Duh. Most "passerbys" are not holding trash to dump
kat November 06, 2011 at 05:04 PM
Maybe the passerby is a dumpster diver
JJ November 06, 2011 at 10:19 PM
Is it really necessary to joke about a body found anywhere?
Virginia November 06, 2011 at 10:32 PM
I live across the street from Tabco and am used to all manner of police, ambulance and fire vehicles there day and night, but this is really a shock. People from the building use the dumpster to throw their trash in all the time. The one thing that really was disturbing was the fact that the fire truck used a hook and ladder to retrieve the body (which had no clothes on) and the body was visible to anyone from Tabco as well as the businesses next door and the Ridgely Condos behind it. I would think that they would have at least covered the body before removing it. VK


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