Shawn Woodruff : “Buckeye Police Identify Man Found Dead at Landfill”

By | April 17, 2024

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Accident – Death – Obituary News : : 1. Buckeye police investigation landfill death
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Authorities in Buckeye, AZ have identified the body of a man found in a local landfill as 60-year-old Shawn Woodruff. The discovery was made last week, sparking an investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death. Woodruff’s body was among waste delivered to the Southwest Regional Landfill off MC 85. Despite efforts to determine the cause of death, officials remain uncertain about where the body originated from, as the landfill receives waste from various transfer stations in the Valley. Woodruff, known as “Short Dog,” was homeless and frequented areas in Phoenix. Anyone with information is urged to contact Buckeye police.

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2. Buckeye authorities identify deceased individual at landfill site

Body of Homeless Man Found in Buckeye Landfill Identified as Shawn Woodruff

Authorities in Buckeye, AZ have identified the body of a man found in a local landfill last week as 60-year-old Shawn Woodruff. The discovery was made at the Southwest Regional Landfill off of MC 85, where Woodruff’s remains were found among waste that had been delivered to the site on Wednesday.

The remains were identified as 60-year-old Shawn Woodruff.

The remains were identified as 60-year-old Shawn Woodruff.
(Arizona’s Family/Buckeye Police Department)

The exact circumstances surrounding Woodruff’s death remain unknown, as officials are still investigating where his body originated from. The landfill receives waste from various transfer stations across the Valley, making it challenging to pinpoint the source. Additionally, there were no immediate signs indicating how Woodruff died.

To shed light on this tragic incident, the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office is currently conducting an autopsy to determine the cause of Woodruff’s death. Authorities are urging anyone with information about Woodruff’s last known whereabouts to come forward and assist in the investigation.

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Described as “Short Dog” by those who knew him, Woodruff was a homeless individual who frequented areas around State Route 51 and Thomas Road in Phoenix. Buckeye police are seeking assistance from the public to piece together Woodruff’s final moments and uncover any relevant details that could lead to a resolution in this case.

If you have any information that may help authorities in their investigation, please contact Buckeye police at 623-349-6411 or submit tips online at buckeyeaz.gov/crimetip.

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