A BODY has been found in the back of a car parked off the side of a road in Central Queensland.
A passing motorist made the grim discovery off Brendonna road at Burua, near Calliope yesterday afternoon.
Inside the vehicle on the back seat was the body of an 18-year-old Koongal man.
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It is not known if the man was found with any obvious injuries, or how long he had been in the car.
A crime scene was established, and investigations are underway to establish exactly how he died.
Detectives are appealing for dash cam footage from any drivers who may have seen a white Suburu SUV with Queensland registration 164 XQK travelling along the Bruce Highway or Brendonna Road on Tuesday.
Anyone with information that could assist police with their investigation is urged to come forward.
You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.