‘Horrific scene’: Body found near Salvation Army donation bin in Worcester

WORCESTER, MASS. (WHDH) - A body was found Monday morning near a Salvation Army donation bin in Worcester, officials said.

Officers responding to the area of 72 Cambridge St. around 10 a.m. found a deceased individual, according to the Worcester Police Department.

Although authorities have not identified the victim, the man who first notified police of the discovery said he could see a female stabbing victim on the ground near a dumpster.

“It was a horrific scene,” the man told 7News. “You couldn’t even recognize her face. She was stabbed a bunch of times.”

The man said he was on his way to the store when he stumbled upon the body.

“At the Salvation Army,” he said. “Of all places to dump a body. It’s pretty bad.”

Detectives could be seen climbing through several bins as they scoured the area for evidence.

Police have not commented on the nature of the victim’s death and it’s not yet clear if natural causes or foul play is to blame.

The state medical examiner has been called to the scene.

An investigation is ongoing.

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