Body found at Johnston recycling plant identified

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JOHNSTON, R.I. (WLNE) – State Police have identified the man found dead at a Johnston recycling plant Thursday morning.

Roberto Vazquez, 61, of Providence, was found dead around 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Full Circle Recycling on Green Hill Road in Johnston.

State Police said their investigation suggests that Vazquez attempted to seek shelter in a dumpster filled with cardboard outside of a Cranston fast food restaurant Wednesday night.

A recycling truck emptied the dumpster, containing Vazquez, and delivered the contents to the Johnston recycling plant Thursday morning, where his body was discovered.

According to State Police, the driver was not able to see or hear anyone in the dumpster, and was not aware Vazquez was inside.

State Police said there are no signs of foul play and the death does not appear to be suspicious. An autopsy has been conducted and authorities are waiting on the results of a toxicology test.

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