The remains of a girl who climbed in the dumpster behind things, found at the dump

Law enforcement officers in North Carolina may have found at the local landfill, the remains of 30-year-old woman who went missing in late January.

30-year-old Stephanie Cox from Burlington alone tried to take things from the dumpster behind the store «Five Below», located in the shopping center Alamance Crossing, around midnight on January 30.

The remains of a girl who climbed in the dumpster behind things, found at the dumpPhoto: Burlington Police

The police don’t know exactly what happened with Stephanie in the container, but she obviously was still inside when at 1:47 a.m., a garbage truck arrived to empty the container. Police do not suspect a crime, as security cameras showed that besides Stephanie, no one was near.

Woman’s car was discovered parked behind the Mall. The family reported the disappearance of Stephanie Cox on January 30 about 20 PM.

During the investigation, the body began to look in the garbage landfill Uwharrie Environmental in Montgomery County – to the garbage truck brought including the contents of the container from Burlington.

On Monday, the police found at the dump the remains, presumably belonging to Stephanie Cox.

The Sheriff’s office Montgomery County will work with the forensic medical examinations to officially identify the remains.

«We are confident that this is miss Cox, as the clothes match the one in which she was» — said the representative of police of Burlington Brian long.

According to the Cox family, she often collected items from local dumpsters.

«This case proves that to collect items from containers is unsafe, we want to warn people about it,» — noted in police.