Updated Jan. 12: Deputies have identified the body as that of a homeless man named Luis Gomez-Diaz, according to NBC Bay Area.
An employee at a recycling center near Petaluma discovered the body of deceased transient man among debris on Friday afternoon, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a recycling center in the 2500 block of Petaluma Boulevard South at 1:40 p.m. in response to a report of a dead body.
Upon arrival, a Novato Disposal employee directed deputies inside a recycling warehouse that is used as a transfer station, where the deceased body was located. Sheriff's deputies have identified the deceased man as 30-year-old Luis Gomez-Diaz
The body of a 30-year-old man was found at the North Bay Corp.'s garbage transfer station on Petaluma Boulevard South Friday afternoon, a Sonoma County sheriff's lieutenant said.
The man's body was spotted around 2 p.m. as workers were separating the trash with a front-loader, Lt. Dennis O'Leary said.
The sheriff's office is trying to locate the man's next of kin, O'Leary said.
The man had some injuries that might have been caused by a garbage truck or the front loader, O'Leary said. The death is considered suspicious, he said.
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