Posted: Apr 17, 2011 5:13 PM by AP posted By James H Egbert
Updated: Apr 17, 2011 5:14 PM
DENVER (AP) - The family of a man whose body was found in a trash bin says he served in the U.S Army in the early 60s and spent his career as a laboratory technician helping improve the taste of coffee.
Seventy-one-year-old Gerald Schwartzman's body was found in a Dumpster in a Denver alley on Wednesday. A statement released Sunday by Schwartzman's family says he an avid reader who enjoyed hiking and camping and spent his free time playing basketball with neighborhood kids at recreation centers and parks.
Schwartzman family says he worked at Kraft Foods' Maxwell House Division and retired in the mid-1990s.
Denver police say 24-year-old William Lee Lornes is being held in Jefferson County on suspicion of first-degree murder in Schwartzman's death and a carjacking at a mall.
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