Body found in rest stop dumpster

JOHNSTON COUNTY The Johnston County Sheriff says a rest stop attendant discovered a middle-aged man's body in a dumpster at a rest stop off I-40 just before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The rest stop is located near Benson on the westbound side, just after exit 325.

Investigators cleared the rest stop and started searching for evidence inside the dumpster.

A grounds supervisor at the rest stop says the first shift attendant did not see anything in the trash when he got off of work around 3 p.m.

Detectives have not released information on the identity of the dead man or how long he may have been inside the dumpster at this time.

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