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    Man found dead at N.H. waste station was probably asphyxiated

    A 36-year-old New Hampshire man found dead in a pile of trash in Auburn on Monday was probably asphyxiated, authorities said Wednesday.

    William Bradley was reported dead after employees found him in a pile delivered to the Waste Management — Auburn Transfer Station on Monday afternoon, the New Hampshire attorney general’s office said in a statement.

    An autopsy performed Tuesday confirmed Bradley’s death was probable traumatic asphyxia, but authorities are still investigating, the statement said.

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    “The investigation into Mr. Bradley’s death is active and ongoing, including the possibility that his death was accidental,” the statement said.

    Bradley was last seen in Nashua or Manchester around May 10, officials said.

    Sabrina Schnur can be reached at sabrina.schnur@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @sabrina_schnur.