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Autopsy: Homeless Man Crushed In Trash Compactor

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.


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