Cleaners find 'mummified' body inside Sydney home

Cleaners sent to clear out a property in Sydney’s Lower North Shore have discovered a decomposing body inside that police have described as being in a “mummified” state.

The occupant of the home on Greendale Street, Greenwich, died close to a year ago and is understood to have been a hoarder.

The house then remained unoccupied, until the owners organised for it to be cleaned this week, hiring a cleaning company that specialises in hoarding.

The cleaners made the grim discovery on Tuesday, when the body was found underneath a pile of rubbish inside the home.

The Homicide Squad is assisting forensics with the investigation. Source: 7 News

The body is not that of the former occupant but it’s understood the body is so badly decomposed the person’s gender could not be determined.

A post-mortem examination has been conducted but the cause of death is still unknown.

Homicide detectives have joined forensics officers at the scene and at this stage police are treating the death as suspicious.

The owner of the home was reportedly a hoarder. Source: 7 News


The body could have been there for several years.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.