ST. LOUIS — Authorities say a badly decomposed body has been found wrapped in carpet in a trash bin in a St. Louis alley.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2rPq84i ) reports that police were called Wednesday after someone made the discovery in the Benton Park West neighborhood. The body appeared to be male, but the age and potential cause of death were unknown.

Police are investigating.

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