Body found in Allentown recycling truck was homeless man

October 15, 2010 3:56:35 PM PDT
Authorities say a body found crushed inside a cardboard recycling truck in Allentown was that of a 55-year-old homeless man.

The Lehigh County coroner's office says the death of Michael A. Dempsey has been ruled an accident.

The Morning Call of Allentown reports that workers found Dempsey's body around 3:45 p.m. Thursday as they were sorting through recyclables at the Liberty Recycling Center.

Allentown police say Dempsey had recently become homeless and had sought refuge in a large recycling bin, whose contents were dumped into the recycling truck.


Information from: The Morning Call