A Man Was Digging Through The Dumpster When He Made A Spine-chilling Discovery

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Image: DKN.TV
Image: DKN.TV

As Jorge Miranda was searching through a dumpster for recyclables in Merced, California, early one fall morning in 2004, he heard something moving. As he was lifting a few pizza boxes away to take a closer look, he got scared. Then the neighborhood heard him screaming and shouting. He just could not believe what he saw lying at the bottom of the trash receptacle.

Image: ABC30
Image: ABC30

Luckily, local resident Jimmy Alvarez and his wife, Annette, were among those neighbors who heard the commotion. After hearing Jorge’s screams just before 6:00 a.m. on October, 7, 2004, Jimmy ran out to the dumpster. It was located in the parking lot outside his home in the Sunnyside Apartments complex in South Merced.

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Image: Merced Sun-Star
Image: Merced Sun-Star

Jimmy later told video news website DKN.TV that he immediately snapped into action and reached inside the dumpster. “There was a bunch of food and little gnats flying all around it. I didn’t think about it, I just reached in.” And it would prove to be this quick thinking that saved the day.

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