SALEM On Friday, police identified the Salem woman's body found in a Yamhill County landfill Thursday.
Authorities say the body of 55-year-old Solveg Birgitte Pedersen Cox was transported in a garbage truck to the landfill.
At around 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Cox's body was discovered at the Riverbend Landfill west of McMinnville, according to Yamhill County Sheriff s deputies.
Capt. Tim Svenson of the Yamhill County sheriff's office said the worker saw what he thought was a mannequin roll off the blade of a machine spreading waste at the landfill, but when he looked closer, he saw it was a corpse.
The truck that brought the woman to the landfill was traced back to West Salem.
Salem detectives identified the Cox through fingerprints, according to the McMinnville News-Register.
The investigation was ongoing.