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Body found at Alberta recycling facility

CALGARY - Police say a body found by workers at a recycling facility just outside of Calgary may have arrived there on one of the company's trucks.

RCMP Staff Sgt. Kevin Reilly said the body, believed to be male, was discovered by workers at the BFI Canada facility in Rocky View County early Friday morning.

Reilly said police were called and the scene was secured, adding that forensic investigators remained at the scene for much of the day.

Calgary police issued a statement late Friday saying that the waste collection that had been brought to the facility came from inside Calgary.

The statement said the Calgary police homicide unit would be taking the lead with the case, and that the death was being treated as suspicious.

An autopsy will be done next week to determine how the person died.

Calgary police said they won't be offering any further information until it is completed.

Reilly said it is believed the body arrived at the facility Friday morning.

"It does appear in the preliminary investigation that it was someone who was transported to the location in one of their vehicles," Reilly said.

"It's not a workplace accident where somebody fell off a scaffolding or anything like that."

The 122,000-square-foot facility officially opened in December 2012. According to a company news release for the opening, it is one of three material recovery facilities BFI operates in Alberta. The other two are in Edmonton and Lethbridge.

Reilly said it appeared the person died recently.

He said investigators do not even have an estimate of how old the person was.

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