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Body found on Staten Island: Woman found dead in trash can in Port Richmond


PORT RICHMOND, Staten Island (WABC) — A woman was found dead in a large trash can in the driveway of a Staten Island home on Friday.

The body was discovered by a neighbor around 5:45 a.m. in the driveway of a home on Heberton Avenue in the Port Richmond area.

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Police and EMS responded and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators said it appeared the victim was dumped there after an apparent drug overdose.

A man living in the house said he heard banging noises around 5 a.m. after what was an all-night party at a nearby apartment.

Police say the woman was found partially clothed and wrapped in a blanket and initially there appeared to be no signs of trauma.

Detectives have brought the tenant of the apartment where they believe the woman died for questioning. No charges were immediately filed.

The man they suspect of dumping the body, believes a friend of the tenant, is still wanted.

The medical examiner will determine the cause of death. The investigation is ongoing.

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