Body found in dumpster at Lordstown landfill identified

The coroner ruled the death a suicide

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – The body of a man whose body was found in a dumpster at the LaFarge Landfill in Lordstown has been identified.

The Trumbull County Coroner has identified the victim as Raymond Williamson, 45, of Tallmadge. The coroner has ruled the death a suicide by hanging.

Investigators do not consider the death to be suspicious. They believe Williamson hung himself from the dumpster in late October and he wasn’t found until recently due to the debris.

A worker spotted the body about 9:40 a.m. Dec. 1 just as the dumpster was ready to be emptied into the landfill.

The Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office, the Trumbull County Coroner and Lordstown and Ravenna police investigated the death.