Cause of death unclear for man found in trash can

SANTA ANA, Calif. - An autopsy has failed to determine what killed a man whose body was found in a trash bin along a remote Brea road.

The Orange County Register ( ) says the examination was performed Monday on 46-year-old Jose Paredes of Santa Ana.

Drug and other tests will now be conducted.

The body was discovered Friday afternoon along Brea Canyon Road.

Police say a driver had seen a green trash container beside the road for more than a week before deciding to check it out.

Paredes, who had a wife and children, was reported missing on June 17.

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