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Body found at Sonoma County's main dump identified

The body of a man found in a garbage pile at Sonoma County’s main dump has been identified as Matthew Nasholm.

The 39-year-old man was believed to be a transient, according to the Sonoma County Coroner’s Office on Thursday.

Workers unloading a garbage truck early Wednesday afternoon spotted a a body among the refuse and called law enforcement.

There was no obvious sign of violence. An autopsy was scheduled for today, and Sonoma County sheriff’s detectives were investigating.

Dump officials said it was possible the body came in with a load picked up in the Healdsburg or Windsor areas, based on the timing of the truck’s arrival at the facility.

Officials said it isn’t uncommon for people to take shelter in a dumpster.

The main landfill is on Mecham Road, near Cotati.

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