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Preliminary autopsy results show man's body was crushed by trash compactor

Berry O'Neal Carter (Courtesy: New Hanover County Sheriff's Office) Berry O'Neal Carter (Courtesy: New Hanover County Sheriff's Office)

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A man's body was found after a WASTEC container truck was emptied early Thursday morning.

42-year-old Berry O'Neal Carter was discovered by WASTEC facility officials when they emptied a container on North US HWY 421.

Detectives say they do not suspect foul play and believe Carter was homeless, seeking shelter in the dumpster.

Preliminary autopsy results confirm Carter suffered substantial internal trauma from being crushed by the truck's compactor.

 

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