UPDATE: Person identified; Body found at Fayetteville waste facility


This incident will not impact trash pickup services for today.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) — UPDATE: The man whose body was found at the Fayetteville Recycling Center on South Happy Hollow Road has been identified as Michael Wedel, 38, from Lowell, according to the Fayetteville Police Department.


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) — A man’s body was found after a solid waste truck dumped its load at the recycling center in Fayetteville on Monday, according to Sergeant Tony Murphy with the Fayetteville Police Department.

The body is that of a white male, and police are working to identify the individual and notify the next of kin.

Police received a call from the waste facility on Happy Hollow Road at about 7:30 a.m. on Monday, according to Murphy.

The body was discovered on a conveyor belt at the center.

Police are treating the area as a crime scene, and investigators have cleared the vicinity.

City of Fayetteville Recycling & Trash Collection Director Jeff Coles says this incident will not impact trash pickup services for today. However, they have now stopped the independent self drop off at the facility for the rest of the day.

Stay with KNWA for updates into this developing story.

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