TROY — Remains found at a landfill in North Carolina were believed to be a woman who police said climbed into a trash container to look for reusable items.
The body found Monday at Uwharrie Environmental in Montgomery County was believed to be Stephanie Cox, 30, Burlington police said in a post on social media.
Police said video evidence showed Cox was alone when she went into the dumpster behind a clothing store on Jan. 30. No one else was seen in the area until a truck came to service the trash container, police said.
A medical examiner will determine a positive identification of the remains, police said.