Body found at Phoenix recycling plant ID'd

Posted at 5:47 PM, Mar 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-11 00:46:52-05

Phoenix police have identified the body of a woman who was found at a Phoenix recycling plant on Wednesday as 24-year-old Christy Leann Davey. 

Officer James Holmes said plant employees were sorting recycling materials when they discovered the woman's body on the conveyor belt. 

Those employees contacted managers who then contacted police.

Police do not know what happened to the woman, but believe she did not die at the facility; they believe her body was brought in from somewhere else. 

"Christy was absolutely beautiful. She was completely full of life and so loving," her cousin Shawna Koivu tells ABC15.

"We 100 percent believe that someone knows something. Someone heard something. Someone saw something. Please come forward. Help us please. We love her and miss her. All we want to know is the truth of what happened to her," said Koivu.

The plant, located near 27th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road, was closed on Wednesday as police investigated. The facility processes recycling for 390,000 Valley homes.

Detectives with the Phoenix Police Department are now treating this investigation as a homicide, "based on an initial examination of the body," they said.