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Florida man holding trash can for friend finds dead body inside

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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.