An autopsy confirms that a homeless man in Wilmington died from crushing injuries before his body was dumped in a waste pit.
The Star-News of Wilmington reports officials said Thursday that
42-year-old Berry O'Neal Carter was crushed. Investigators say they think Carter was sleeping in a trash bin that was picked up by a truck and compacted on April 9.
The truck driver told officials he heard a strange noise that morning. The autopsy said Carter's death was accidental and that alcohol intoxication contributed to it.