Body found in rest stop dumpster

January 7, 2009 4:17:40 AM PST
Authorities say a body has been found at a local interstate rest stop.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.