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Escaping Inmate Killed in Garbage Truck Compactor

February 16, 1994| Associated Press

IMMOKALEE, Fla. — A prisoner who apparently escaped in a garbage truck was found crushed to death in a landfill. Prison officials discovered that Anastasio Figueroa, 41, of Miami was missing Monday about 45 minutes after a garbage truck left the Hendry Correctional Institution. Guards later found his body at a landfill. He apparently had been crushed in the truck's compactor.

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