Body found in garbage bag in California

June 6, 2011 at 1:23 PM
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SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 6 (UPI) -- Police in California's Bay Area say a body was found inside a garbage bag in a local neighborhood.

Sunnyvale police received a call Sunday morning about a large garbage bag possibly containing a body, the San Jose Mercury News reported.

When officers arrived they were shown the bag among bushes alongside a sidewalk near Highway 85 and West Fremont Avenue.

Officers observed what appeared to be blood spilling from the bag, which was loosely closed, allowing them to see part of the body inside.

Officials said an autopsy would be performed to determine the gender of the body and cause of death, the Mercury News reported.

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