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.

A police van is parked as officers look at a charity bin, where a woman's body was found, near a Burleigh Heads shopping centre.
Police establish a crime scene after the body of a 43-year-old woman was found in a charity bin at Burleigh Heads. Source: AAP

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.

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.

The charity bin from the front, with donations flowing out of the lid, with a dark-green ute and police officers surrounding it.
The woman reportedly had a history of scavenging through charity bins. Source: AAP

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.

A Queensland police officer in a high-visibility jacket on next to the charity bin, with a van parked nearby.
Her death does not appear to be suspicious with it now being referred to the coroner. Source: AAP

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