April 4, 2013 at 8:44 AM
Woman’s body in pit at abandoned Longview foundry
LONGVIEW (AP) — Police say the body found in a pit at an abandoned foundry in Longview was a woman.
An autopsy is being conducted Thursday and police are investigating the death.
The Daily News reports the body was found Tuesday in a 20-foot concrete pit at the Beech Street foundry. It was reported by a man searching for scrap metal. A deputy coroner estimated the woman had been dead more than a week.
The foundry has been closed for years and was condemned a year ago. Police and neighbors said it has been a haven for metal thieves and drug users.
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