Authorities investigating after body found at Crawford County Landfill

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Multiple law enforcement agencies are investigating after a body was found in the Crawford County Landfill late Tuesday afternoon.

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, Mount Gilead Police Department, Galion Police Department, Morrow County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation responded to the Crawford County landfill to perform a search of the landfill.

According to the Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum, the aunt of 14-year-old Skylar Bentley says police told the family that the body is believed to be Skylar’s.

The Ohio Attorney General’s website shows Skylar has been missing from his home in Mt. Gilead since Sunday.

A statement released from the Crawford County Board of Commissioners says the board is asking for prays for Skyler’s family and friends during this unexpected tragedy.

Rumpke Waste & Recycling, which owns and operates the landfill, released a statement Tuesday evening after the search ended.

Earlier today, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office contacted Rumpke requesting to search the Crawford County Landfill in Bucyrus, Ohio. Rumpke immediately granted access and pledged its assistance.

 Other agencies involved included the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office, Mount Gilead Police Department, Galion Police Department and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

 After an extensive search, the body of an unknown person was discovered in the landfill around 4:45 p.m.

 ‘This is a sad and tragic day,’ said Randy Broadright, Rumpke safety manager. ‘Our thoughts and prayers are with anyone touched by this tragedy. We appreciate the dedication and commitment of all law enforcement involved in the search.’

 Rumpke does not have specific details about the investigation.

 The scene was cleared by 6:45 p.m.’

Mount Gilead Police and the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office were unable to comment on the investigation at this time.

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