The body was found at the bottom of the dumpster with what appeared to be a suitcase.

EAST STROUDSBURG. Pa. (AP) — A decomposed body has been found in a dumpster at a construction company in eastern Pennsylvania.

Workers at the firm in East Stroudsburg found the body of a woman late Thursday morning while trying to detect the source of a strong odor. The workers initially believed they were smelling the remains of a dead animal and had searched in several spots before the body was discovered, officials said.

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The body was found at the bottom of the dumpster with what appeared to be a suitcase, full black garbage bags, a mattress and other refuse piled on top.

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It was not immediately clear how long the body had been in the dumpster or how it got there. An autopsy was scheduled for Friday by the Monroe County Coroner’s Office.

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