The body of a woman who went missing while “dumpster diving” has been found in a landfill. The family of Stephanie Cox, 30, reported her missing to police in Greensboro, where she was last seen, at about 8 p.m. on Jan. 30.
Investigators believe she went into a dumpster and never got out. A garbage truck emptied the container an hour after police think she climbed in.
Burlington police worked with officials to determine that the truck that serviced the Alamance Crossing dumpsters on Jan. 30 brought the waste to a landfill about 80 miles north. Their search was delayed two days later because of the weather. They resumed the search on Monday and found her remains.
“This case brings to light the dangers associated with collections from dumpsters. The commonly known practice of ‘dumpster diving’ is not safe,” the Burlington Police Department said in a statement.
WATCH VIDEO HERE: She went dumpster diving. Now, police believe her body is in a landfill.