Bullet-riddled Body Wrapped in Mattress Found Behind Ohio Dumpster

A body riddled with multiple gunshot wounds was found wrapped in a mattress behind a dumpster at an apartment complex in Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday.

Officers were called to the scene in the Hilltop area to reports of a body seen in a mattress just before 9 a.m. at the 3600 block on Briggs Road near Wedgewood Drive.

The male victim was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries most likely sustained from multiple gunshots, according to Columbus police and as reported by WBNS 10-TV.

The man's name and age have not yet been released.

His body has been taken to the Franklin County Coroner's office, according to the Columbus Dispatch.

It is unclear how long the body was left at the scene but homicide detectives believe the victim may have been frozen and could require further assistance from the Franklin County Coroner's Office.

Newsweek has contacted the Columbus Police Department for comment.

It's not the first time a body has been found under such grim circumstances.

The badly decomposing body of a man was found inside of a 55-gallon trash can in December.

A Florida man told police that his friend had asked him to store the trash can in his carport. He believed the can to be filled with his friend's "personal items."

However, when the can began to emit a foul smell, the man opened it and found "a wrapped human body in the advanced stage of decomposition," according to the Herald-Tribune. The man then contacted the Manatee County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) who immediately arrived on the scene and began an investigation.

The man told officers that the friend had never returned after asking him to store the can.

Police have since identified the victim as 40-year-old Jon Christopher Leonard and arrested 42-year-old Michelle Haney in the case, charging her with abuse of a dead human body.

Haney told detectives that she was living with Leonard in July when she discovered him deceased inside of their home.

"Instead of calling the Sheriff's Office," Warren said, "she stored his body in a closet, and then three weeks later put his body inside a trash can, sealed it up, and took it to a neighbor's residence.... She admitted to doing this so she could use his social security benefits after he died. Additional charges are expected."

Just one month before in November, Florida police discovered a man's naked body stuffed inside a storage container dumped in a pond.

The grisly discovery was made by a man walking his dog near the water in the Windy Hill area of Jacksonville on November 9.

Police divers pulled the container out of the water and discovered the man, estimated to be between 30 and 40 years old, had been shot.

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File photo: Crime scene tape is seen after a shooting in Texas as police find a body riddled with multiple gunshot wounds wrapped in a mattress behind a dumpster at an apartment complex in Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday. Brendan Smialowski/Getty