Police working to identify wrapped body found on the side of the road

A body wrapped in a material has been found on the side of a road in Sydney’s west.

Homicide detectives are now investigating after a passing motorist discovered the body, which hasn’t been identified, about 10.30pm on Wednesday near Olympic Park.

Officers are searching the surrounding area of where the body was found. Source: 7News
Officers are searching the surrounding area of where the body was found. Source: 7News

A crime scene has been set up on Homebush Bay Drive, 200 metres north of Australia Avenue, where there will be a forensic examination, police said on Thursday.

It was removed by forensic police without being unwrapped and taken to a morgue where a post-mortem will be conducted as detectives work to establish the identity, a police spokeswoman told AAP.

A body has been discovered near Sydney’s Olympic Park on Homebush Bay Drive. Source: Google Maps
A body has been discovered near Sydney’s Olympic Park on Homebush Bay Drive. Source: Google Maps

Police commanders remain on the roadside as other officers search the nearby bush looking for clues.

The death is being treated as suspicious.

Anyone who may have seen anything in the area, or has information, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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