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Louisville Metro Police investigating after body of 50-year-old woman found in trash can

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they are investigating after the body of a 50-year-old woman was found inside a garbage can Friday afternoon.

Police tape still hangs near the scene in an alley near the 800 block of S. 40th Street and a memorial has been left to honor 50-year-old Monica White.

The memorial, full of balloons, candles and photos of White, sits in the grass behind an abandoned house, just a few feet from where her body was found.

A neighbor who only wanted to be identified as Lamont says he knew White and says he's the one who found her body -- near where police say she lived. 

“Disgusting, hard to see. I don't know. I really can't describe it. It's really been bothering me the last couple days,” Lamont told WDRB.

He says he was walking in the alley last Friday, and knew it was White as soon as he opened the trash can lid.

Police were called and are now trying to find her killer.

“We  think that she was staying with a couple people and we think there are a lot of people who may have known her and been around her at the time so we're still looking for people to come forward,” said Lt. Todd Kessinger, LMPD Homicide.

Lt. Kessinger couldn't say exactly how White died. He says so far, they don't have any suspects.

“She was a loving person,” said Sandra Hampton, White’s neighbor.

Hampton says White was like family to her.

“It hurts because her life was worth more than a trash can,” she told WDRB.

They lived directly across the street from each other.

“She called me granny and every morning when she comes out, I come out here of my door and she'll be over there sitting on her porch, 'granny how you doin'?' It's really been real scary around here because normally we sit on our porch but since that happened to her, I've been in the house because we don't know,” said Hampton.

Hampton wants whoever killed White to turn themselves in.

Police are not releasing the cause of death at this time.

Anyone with any information on White is asked to call the Crime Tip Hotline at (502) 574-LMPD (5673).

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