Dead body found stashed in refrigerator that was left on city street

A California man on his way to work made a gruesome discovery.

In the middle of the street in the city of Ontario, Steven Kelly spotted an abandoned refrigerator around 6 a.m.

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Even more bizarre was what he found inside the appliance: a dead body.

"I noticed there was an object inside it, and on closer inspection, i noticed it was a dead body inside the thing," Kelly told KCBS.

Kelly said the man, since identified as 36-year-old Jason Daniel Garcia, looked oddly peaceful. 

"I didn't see any bodily injury or damage, so there wasn't anything gruesome really. it just kind of looked like a mannequin," Kelly said.

Police aren't sure how long the man from Downey was in the refrigerator and have not released a cause of death.

However, it is believed that area surveillance footage captured a whtie pickup truck that may have been driving with a refirgerator in its bed prior to Kelly's grim find.

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Investigators are now canvassing area businesses and residents in hopes of finding answers.

Anyone with information or who may have captured video of the incident is asked to contact Detective Robert Marquez at 909-395-2777 or Ontario police at 909-986-6711. Anonymous tips can be made to at 800-78-CRIME.

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