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Elmira Police Investigate Body Found In Dumpster

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This morning at approximately 1:35 AM, officers from the Elmira Police Department responded to the area of S. Main St. and Mt. Zoar St. for a report of a suspicious condition.  Comm Center advised a person had been located in a dumpster located behind the Samaritan Center.  Officers located an individual inside of a dumpster and emergency medical personnel responded, however this person was already deceased.

The caller was interviewed and he stated he had observed a fight in the area where a person was knocked down.  The caller then saw this person being carried away from the scene of the fight towards the area of Mt. Zoar St.  A short time later, the witness grew concerned and contacted 911.  Officers responded and located the deceased person.

 Police were able to identify the location where the initial confrontation took place.  Several persons of interest were identified and brought to the Elmira Police Department to be interviewed.

Poloce say this was an isolated incident and there is no danger to the public.  The identity of the deceased male is being withheld pending notification of family members.  At this time no arrests have been made.  The Elmira Police Department and the Chemung County District Attorney’s Office are in the process of determining appropriate charges 

The Chemung County Sheriff’s Office, West Elmira Police, Elmira Fire Department and Erway Ambulance assisted the Elmira Police Department at the scene.  The New York State Police also assisted investigators.

The Elmira Police Department is asking any witnesses or anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Elmira Police Department at (607)737-5626, or the tip line at (607)271-HALT.

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