Sheriff's deputies responded to the landfill, at 10480 Altamont Pass Road, about 2:15 p.m. Monday, after workers at the landfill found the body of an unidentified human being in one of the mounds of dumped garbage.
"It appears the body was likely discarded in the trash in another city and transported to the landfill where workers discovered it," sheriff's Sgt. Ray Kelly said in a statement.
Foul play is suspected. No information on the identity or gender of the body, or how the person died, has been released to date.
The Tri-Valley's Interfaith Interconnect group is holding its monthly Religion Chat next Wednesday (Jan. 9) at Lynnewood United Methodist Church, 4444 Black Ave. in Pleasanton.
The discussion topic will be: "What is the role of women in your faith? How has it evolved over time?" Speakers will be Rev. Diana Bohn, offering the Methodist perspective, and Hosai Mijaddidi, speaking on the Muslim point of view.
The event, which is free and open to all, will run from 5-6:15 p.m. There is additional parking behind the church by entering the driveway to the right of the main building.
Religion Chat is a monthly interfaith forum held on the second Wednesday of the month at one of Interfaith Interconnect's 19 participating congregations in Livermore and Pleasanton.
Women's HOF nominees
The Alameda County Women's Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for candidates to be inducted among the class of 2019.
The Women's Hall of Fame highlights accomplishments of women and girls in 13 categories: Business and Professions, Community Service, Culture and Art, Education, Emerging Leader, Environment, Health, Justice, Non-Traditional Careers, Sports and Athletics, Philanthropy, Youth, and Science, Technology, Engineering.
Nominations should be submitted online at www.acgov.org/whof/. The deadline is Jan. 31.
More than 200 women have been inducted into the Alameda County Women's Hall of Fame since the program was launched in 1993.
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