UPDATE @ 3.30 PM | An investigation into what was thought to have been a human body discovered on the side of a busy highway in Queensland this morning has had a happy ending.
Police rushed to a location on the Bruce Highway, south of Bowen, around 7.00am, after receiving reports of a body wrapped in a blanket on a trail off the highway.
A crime scene was established and officers immediately began investigations into the grim discovery.
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However, in a bizarre twist, Queensland Police confirmed in a statement a short time ago that the ‘body’ was in fact a life-like human doll.
“Forensic officers commenced investigations which have concluded the body is a life-like replica doll of a human,” police said.
The crime scene has since been removed.
Police say investigations are continuing into where the doll, believed to be a sex doll, may have come from.
EARLIER @ 11.00 AM | A major investigation is underway after a body was found on the side of a busy highway in Queensland this morning.
The grim discovery was made at a location on the Bruce Highway, south of Bowen, around 7.00am on Friday.
Police were called and quickly established a crime scene, with detectives and forensic officers immediately launching an investigation.
It’s not yet known if the death is being treated as suspicious.
There is no further information available at this time.
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