LONGVIEW, Wash. -- Police say the body found in a pit at an abandoned foundry in Longview was a woman.

An autopsy is being conducted Thursday and police are investigating the death.

The Daily News reports the body was found Tuesday in a 20-foot concrete pit at the Beech Street Foundry. It was reported by a man searching for scrap metal. A deputy coroner estimated the woman had been dead more than a week.

The foundry has been closed for years and was condemned a year ago. Police and neighbors said it has been a haven for metal thieves and drug users.

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