Dead body found in Orange County trash dumpster

BREA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a driver made a grisly discovery in the Orange County city of Brea — a body in a trash can.

The Los Angeles Times says the body of 46-year-old Jose Paredes of Santa Ana was found Friday on the side of Brea Canyon Road near a wooded area.

Police say the motorist had seen the green trash container for about week before deciding to investigate. The driver called police after seeing what appeared to be human hands in the bin.

An autopsy is planned to determine the cause of death. However, investigators are treating it as a homicide.