Police investigating after man found dead in dumpster in Wilkesboro neighborhood

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WILKESBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Police are investigating after a man was found dead inside of a dumpster in Wilkesboro, police say.

On Thursday, a man told police he smelled a “foul odor” on the 400 block of South Cherry Street. He traced the smell back to a construction dumpster behind a home in Wilkesboro, where he found a man dead inside.

The man has been identified as Anthony Garrett Absher, 31, of Wilksboro.

If you have information, officers are asking you to call (336) 667-7277 preferably Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and midnight and speak with Captain Jason Delbert.

You may also call Wilkes Crimestoppers at (336) 667-8900 anytime to remain anonymous.

Police launched an investigation and called in the help of the State Bureau of Investigation.

No word on the potential cause of death.

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