Body found in abandoned metal foundry

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Police say a man collecting scrap metal found a body in an abandoned Longview, Wash., metal foundry.

Capt. Robert Huhta tells The Daily News the body was found Tuesday afternoon in a 20-foot-deep concrete pit. He says it had been there at least a week.

Huhta called the death suspicious but said detectives were just beginning their investigation. He declined to say whether the body was that of a man or woman.

The newspaper says the long-closed building has become a haven for metal thieves.