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Rumpke body IDed

Authorities know who now, but not how.

Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless said Wednesday the body found earlier this week at the Rumpke recycling and solid waste transfer station is that of Donald Barry Harrison, 56, whose last known address was 1030 Seventh Ave., Huntington, W.Va.

Local officials are awaiting toxicology before determining how Harrison died but have ruled out murder.

“Our investigation has shown no signs of foul play,” Lawless said. “We do not believe at this time anyone caused harm to Mr. Harrison.”

Lawless said Harrison had lived at homeless shelters in the Huntington area. The sheriff’s office has not been able to find any family members.

Harrison’s identity was made after an autopsy in Franklin County Tuesday, and an examination of fingerprints and tattoos Harrison was known to have.

Harrison’s body was discovered Monday by Rumpke employees sifting through cardboard that was going to be recycled.

Harrison was thought to have been picked up along a truck route Saturday that stretched from Milton, W.Va., through Boyd County, Ky., and into Lawrence County, Ohio.