A man, 73, was found in an underground garbage bin on Tuesday in the northern city of Afula, two days after he went missing, Channel 12 reported.
The man was visited his mother, 96, who lives on Gilboa Street in the city.
After he disappeared his mother contacted police, who reviewed CCTV camera footage for clues as to where the man might have gone.
Footage showed the man approach the garbage bin on at about 6 a.m. Sunday. He was not carrying any garbage bags with him. After opening the cover, the man could be seen looking inside, and after a few moments, climbing into the bin, according to the report.
Two days later, a crane was used to lift the bin from the ground. The lifeless man was found beneath a pile of garbage with his body in an advanced state of decomposition. Magen David Adom emergency service medics called to the scene declared him dead.
The high temperatures in recent days may also have contributed to his death, while the circumstances of the incident are still being clarified.
The man was survived by a son and daughter, along with his elderly mother.
Many locations in Israel use underground garbage bins rather than street-standing receptacles. The underground bins are sometimes several meters deep.