Woman found alive in trash compactor off highway

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ALABAMA – A woman was found in a trash compactor, hours after police say her husband reported her missing.

According to police, the woman was found alive, conscious and was able to speak to officers.

An officer first spotted her SUV, then K-9s searched the area near Birmingham, Alabama.

That’s when she was found in the compactor, near U.S. Highway 280 Friday evening.

At this point, police say they don’t know the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Police are currently investigating whether foul play was involved.