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Report of body in Lee County dumpster false alarm

Lee County emergency crews scrambled to respond to a report of a body in a dumpster late Wednesday morning.

It turned out to be a false alarm.

This is what a man saw in a dumpster in an apartment complex on Highway 19 South.

He thought it was a body.

It turned out to be a rotten piece of mattress.

Deputies and paramedics rushed to the scene.

They're relieved it was not a body and urge people to call anytime they see something suspicious.

Lee County Sheriff's Office Lt. Colonel Chris Owens said "Anytime the public sees something that they think the Sheriff's Office needs to know about, or their local law enforcement, they need to give them a call. And we respond to all the calls."

Deputies talked with the man who made the report and made sure he knew there was no body.

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