Coroner: Man's Death in Dumpster Ruled Accidental

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

The Mesa County Coroner says a man found dead in a dumpster died from smoke inhalation.

In an autopsy reporty just released, the coroner called the death an accident.

Just after midnight, the Grand Junction fire department was called to a dumpster fire at 5th and Pitkin and when they put out the flames. They found a man dead and badly burned.

The man's identity has not been released.

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