Woman’s body stuffed in bin, police believe

A woman’s body was found inside a waste management facility in Melbourne’s north on Wednesday.Staff found the body while they were moving green waste at the facility on Cooper Street in Epping and contacted police. Picture: Google
A woman’s body was found inside a waste management facility in Melbourne’s north on Wednesday.Staff found the body while they were moving green waste at the facility on Cooper Street in Epping and contacted police. Picture: Google

A woman’s body has been found at a tip in Melbourne’s north, with a murder investigation now underway.

Staff found the body while they were moving green waste at the facility on Cooper Street in Epping on Wednesday and contacted police.

Detectives believe the woman was inside a bin that was picked up outside a property in Coolaroo the day, and was taken to the site.

“Investigators believe the woman was inside a bin that was picked up ... and then conveyed to the Epping facility,” a police spokeswoman said.

“An investigation is underway to determine the circumstances surrounding the suspicious death.”

A woman's body was discovered at a waste management facility on Cooper Street Epping. Picture: Supplied/ Google Maps.
A woman's body was discovered at a waste management facility on Cooper Street Epping. Picture: Supplied/ Google Maps.

On Saturday afternoon, detectives cordoned off a brick home on Hilgay St in Coolaroo and were seen removing items from the property, the Herald Sun reported.

The woman is yet to be formally identified, with detectives waiting for the results from a post-mortem investigation.

A woman’s body was found inside a waste management facility in Melbourne’s north on Wednesday. Picture: Google
A woman’s body was found inside a waste management facility in Melbourne’s north on Wednesday. Picture: Google

Police are canvasing CCTV from the Coolaroo area and are keen to speak to anyone who may have CCTV or dashcam footage between Sunday, June 23 and Tuesday, July 2.

Detectives are also keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious in the area around that time.