- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 21, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Springfield police say a body found at a waste transfer station last week was that of a 44-year-old Springfield man.

Police say no foul play is suspected in the death of Steven B. Cox but a cause of death has not been determined. His body was found last Friday at a waste transfer station belonging to WCA Waste Corp.

Police believe the man might have been sleeping elsewhere in a large trash container, which was collected and unloaded at the transfer station.

The Springfield News-Leader reports (http://sgfnow.co/1kUh0EM ) local advocates say Cox was homeless.

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Information from: Springfield News-Leader, http://www.news-leader.com

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