Update: Name, cause of death released for body found in Iron Mountain dumpster

IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE: November 7, 2:54 p.m.
The Iron Mountain Police Department has released the name and more information regarding a dead body that was found in a dumpster Tuesday morning.

59-year-old Shelley Bowman died accidentally while in the dumpster. According to police, Bowman entered the dumpster on her own and was selecting items she wanted to re-purpose. While doing this, she slipped and fell head first into an open area within the garbage. The open area was approximately five feet deep and inside the dumpster.

Preliminary cause of death pending toxicology results has been determined to be accidental, positional asphyxiation.

No other details have been released.

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UPDATE: Tuesday, November 6, 1:21 p.m.

The Iron Mountain Police Department was dispatched to the Goodwill Store in reference to a dead body that was located at 8:55 A.M.

The body was found in a dumpster behind the building. At this time, a death investigation is being conducted by the Iron Mountain Police Department and Officers are working on notifying the next of kin.
Foul play is not suspected at this time.

The Iron Mountain Police Department was assisted on scene by the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Department, Kingsford Public Safety Department, and an evidence technician from the Michigan State Police.

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The Iron Mountain Police Department is investigating a body found Tuesday morning in a dumpster behind Tractor Supply Co.

Not much information has been released, but investigators on scene say they believe they know the identity of the body. No further information has been released, pending notification of family.

It's unclear if the death is suspicious. The store is located at 1860 S. Stephenson Ave.

The Iron Mountain Police Department and the Michigan State Police were at the scene Tuesday morning.

This story will be updated as more information is released.



 
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