Missing Man Found Dead, Killed by Trash Compactor

July 26, 2010 Updated Jul 26, 2010 at 9:13 AM EDT

By WKBW Programming

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July 26, 2010 Updated Jul 26, 2010 at 9:13 AM EDT

NIAGARA FALLS, NY (WKBW) - A man who had been missing since July 4 has been found dead, crushed to death in a trash compactor.

Police say there is surveillance video showing 67-year-old John Adams, a maintenance worker at One Niagara, tumbling into a trash compactor where he was crushed to death when he couldn't escape.

Adams' family and police had been searching for the missing man for weeks, even offering a $1,500 reward for information on his whereabouts.