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POLICE: Woman found dead in dumpster was 'avid collector of items found in trash containers'

TYLER, Texas (KETK) - The Tyler Police Department says no foul play is suspected after a woman was found dead inside a dumpster Saturday afternoon. 

According to police, Linda Tribble, 65, who was found inside a dumpster outside of the Family Dollar store, near John Tyler High School, was an avid collector of items that discarded into trash containers.  She has been known to get into containers to search for items on numerous occasions.

Tribble's body was found covered inside a dumpster around 4:30 Saturday afternoon. 

TPD Public Information Officer Don Martin says Tribble had been reported missing. Family members found her car parked at the store. The woman's husband took her car back home and filed a missing person's report with police prior to her body being discovered.

Investigators are waiting on results from the autopsy to determine the cause of death.

 


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