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Drug trade casualties: Sara Sydow

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sara Sydow’s body was found last February inside a blue recycling bin that had been dumped near an old mine in the East Mountains.

Sydow, 35, was seen at her job at the TA truck stop on University in September 2015. When she got off work, Sydow attended a party where methamphetamine and heroin were being used.

People at the party found her lifeless body the next morning.

Her friends wrapped her body in garbage bags and covered her with a tarp. They put her body into the recycling bin head first and covered the body with a blanket.

Sydow was reported missing Sept. 23 by relatives and other friends.

The man who told officers he put her in the recycling bin isn’t facing charges, and even if he were, police say dumping a body is not considered a serious crime.

Toxicology tests on Sydow’s decomposing body showed she had used heroin and methampetamine before she died.

Her death was ruled an accidental overdose.

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