Family Of Man Found In Landfill Want Answers

John Biddle
John Biddle

(SILVER GROVE, KY) -- The family of a man found dead a week ago in a Tri-state landfill is searching for answers.

John Biddle was found last week in a Pendleton County landfill, and although police say foul play was not involved, his family isn't so sure.

Biddle was a father of three and grandfather of four.

His body was found in a landfill, and police say the only way he could have ended up there is by being inside of a dumpster.

The mystery is how he got there.

John spent Wednesday night drinking at Pelle's café in Silver Grove, but the owner says he left at midnight.

His wife, Darlene, says the last time she saw him he was on a sidewalk about 8 a.m. Thursday morning outside Pelle's, but she doesn't think this is the dumpster he ended up in.

Instead, she thinks it was a dumpster at the Quick Shoppe down the road, because he had a new pack of cigarettes on him, and trash gets picked up there on Thursdays.

Kentucky State Police say Biddle was alive when the dumpster was picked up, that it was the compactor inside the truck that killed him.

"Who hurt my dad? Who put my dad in a dumpster? 'Cause my dad would not climb in a dumpster," said Biddle's daughter, Michelle Schmidt.

John's family believes there's someone who saw him climb in that dumpster, because it happened during the day Thursday, and they say John was more than six feet tall and 250 pounds.

"There's somebody out there cause John would not never, not ever," said his sister-in-law, Dixie Neace.

John was buried on Sunday, but until his family knows why and how he ended up dead, this tragedy is far from over.

"I want to know, I want closure. I can't go on not knowing," said Darlene.

If you saw John Biddle last Thursday, or know anything about what happened to him, you can call the Kentucky State Police post in Dry Ridge at 428-1212. Corey McConnell