Deputies investigating after body found at Austin recycling center

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TRAVIS COUNTY ( -- Officials are investigating after an 18-year old was found dead on a conveyor belt at an east Austin recycling center Wednesday night.

The Travis County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to the center around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, after workers found the body of Silas Octavia Strimple, of Washington state, on a conveyor.

Investigators are working to find out how Strimple died and how his body ended up at the center. So far, there are no signs of foul play, but the deputies are treating the death as suspicious until proven otherwise.

Anyone with any information on the case, including Strimple's whereabouts prior to his death, should call the Sheriff's Office tip line at 512-854-1444.