Grim new details emerge about woman's charity bin death
More details have emerged about the death of a woman in a charity bin on Queensland's Gold Coast.
The woman, 43, was found dead in a bin outside a Burleigh Heads shopping centre on Monday about 7am.
She had a history of scavenging through charity bins, the Gold Coast Bulletin reported.
Queensland Police said she was “half in, half out” of the bin when she was found and she had become trapped.
“It appears the lid came down on her,” a police spokeswoman told Yahoo News Australia.
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Photos captured from the scene by the Bulletin show firefighters cutting into the bin.
A dark-green ute was also found nearby and police believe it belonged to her, suggesting she drove herself there.
There were unconfirmed claims the woman was homeless, but Daily Mail Australia reported there was no indication yet she was a rough sleeper.
Her death is not believed to be suspicious.
A report is being prepared for the coroner.
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