Body Found In Prince William Recycling Depot

Unidentified man found last night

A body found at a Prince William County recycling center came from Newport News, Va., but investigators still do not know how it happened.

The body of James Edward Sessoms, 60, was found at about 10 p.m. Wednesday at the Canusa Hershman Recycling Center in the 7900 block of Notes Drive in Manassas, according to Prince William County Police.  Sessoms was homeless an was known to frequent the area of Municipal Lane in Newport News.

Police said they don't know if Sessoms was transported to the facility or died there.  Newport News police are now handling the investigation.

There was no immediate information on the cause of death or how long Sessoms had been dead.  Prince William County Police are waiting on the medical examiner's report for more details.

A plant manager told News4 he had no comment on the discovery.

The recycling plant handles waste for the Washington Post Company and its printing operations, among other contracts, according to the recycling company's website.

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