A woman was found dead behind Cherry Tree Hill Apartments on Old Clinton Road just before 8:20 a.m., according to Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones.
The body of Tanisha Hardman, 24, of Macon, was found by a man who was looking through trash in a dumpster. The body was not inside the dumpster.
Jones said the woman appeared to have died several hours earlier and to have been shot.
The Macon Police Department is investigating the woman's death as a homicide, Jones said. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.
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