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Body found in trash can in Brea identified

A body was found inside a trash can in Brea at Brea Canyon Road, near Central Avenue, on Friday, June 21, 2013.

June 22, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A man whose body was found inside a trash can on a street in Brea Friday has been identified, officials said.

The body of 46-year-old Jose Ramiro Baez Paredes of Santa Ana was discovered in a trash can on the side of Brea Canyon Road.

A passerby noticed the bin had been out of place for the past week and stopped to take a look during his drive to work.

Investigators have not yet determined a cause of death. It remains unclear how long the bin or the body had been on the side of the road.

The investigation is ongoing.