SARASOTA, Fla. – A Florida man has found a badly decomposing body inside a trash can.
The unidentified man told the Manatee County Sheriff’s office he’d been holding the 55-gallon container for a friend who promised to retrieve it later.
But the friend never returned and after about two months, the man smelled a foul odor and opened the container.
The sheriff’s office is investigating the identity of the remains and how they died.
An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.