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Marysville, Ca. – On April 26, 2022 at around 1:52 p.m., Recology discovered a dead body in the Material Recovery Facility at 3001 N. Levee Road in Marysville.  Based on the deceased’s location, it appeared the body was brought in with a cardboard recycling truck sometime during the previous week.

The Sheriff’s Investigations Unit, along with neighboring agencies, conducted an investigation, but the exact location of pickup and date of arrival could not be determined.

The deceased was identified as Ron Lamp of Magalia, CA.  An autopsy revealed physical injuries, however, they were non-life threatening and did not contribute to Mr. Lamp’s death.  A toxicology analysis showed Lamp was under the influence of a controlled substance.  The cause of death was determined to be “probable asphyxia due to entrapment in a recycling truck.”

Anybody with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department at (530)749-7777.