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Police identify woman whose body was found in UP dumpster

November 7, 2018

IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (AP) — Police say a body found in a dumpster behind a resale shop in the western Upper Peninsula belonged to a woman was looking for usable items when she died.

The Iron Mountain Police Department said Wednesday that 59-year-old Shelley Bowman apparently slipped and fell head-first into an approximately 5-feet-deep open space within the dumpster.

She was found dead Tuesday morning.

Police say the preliminary cause of death, pending toxicology results, is accidental positional asphyxiation.

The dumpster is behind a Goodwill Industries store in Iron Mountain, 190 miles west of the Mackinac Bridge.

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