Crime scene declared after woman’s body found behind Gold Coast shops

UPDATE @ 9.15 AM | Police have now confirmed that they’re not treating the discovery of a woman’s body in a charity bin as suspicious.

A member of the public found the body in a bin behind the Stocklands Shopping Centre in Burleigh.

Police were called to the scene around 7.00 am, where a crime scene was quickly declared.


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Queensland Fire and Emergency Services were called in to help cut the bring and remove the body.

Investigators now say they’re not treating the incident as suspicious, and a report will be prepared for the coroner.

Reports at the scene suggest that the woman – believed to be aged in her 30s – may have become stuck in the bin, and then passed away.

EARLIER @ 8.00AM | A crime scene has been declared in Burleigh Heads this morning following the discovery of a woman’s body.

It’s understood a member of the public made the discovery, finding the body in a charity bin behind the Stocklands Shopping Centre in Burleigh Heads.

Police were called in just after 7.00 am, where they have since declared a crime scene.

There’s a heavy police presence, with other emergency services including the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service also called in.

A significant area of the car park near Spotlight has now been cordoned off.

Investigations are currently underway.

No further information is available at this time.

More to come.