Earlier on Tuesday, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office contacted Rumpke requesting to search the Crawford County Landfill in Bucyrus. Rumpke immediately granted access and pledged its assistance.
After an extensive search, the body of an unknown person was discovered in the landfill around 4:45 p.m.
“This is a sad and tragic day,” said Randy Broadright, Rumpke safety manager. “Our thoughts and prayers are with anyone touched by this tragedy. We appreciate the dedication and commitment of all law enforcement involved in the search.”
Rumpke does not have specific details about the investigation. It is not known what prompted the search of the landfill.
Other agencies involved included the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office, Mount Gilead Police Department, Galion Police Department and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
The scene was cleared by 6:45 p.m.